Abu Hashim Al-Hasan

Abu Hashim Al-Hasan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abu Hashim al-Hasan (d. 1040) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled part of the Yemeni highland in 1031-1040. Abu Hashim al-Hasan was a fifth-generation descendant of al-Qasim ar-Rassi (d. 860), the theological portal figure of Zaydiyyah Islam. In 1031, the year after the violent death of the former imam al-Mu'id li-Din Illah, he claimed the imamate. He was able to seize San'a. One of the local grandees, Ibn Abi Hashid, fled, while another one, Nunsur bin Abi'l-Futuh, submitted. Abu Hashim's authority in San'a lasted until 1037, when he was expelled by the tribesmen of Hamdan. The Hamdanites later invited Ja'far, brother of the old imam al-Mahdi al-Husayn, to rule the city as emir. The following years were filled with contests over San'a, and Abu Hashim was able to regain control over the commercially important place for a brief term.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136695162
  • 9786136695167