Al-Hadi Ghalib

Al-Hadi Ghalib

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Al-Hadi Ghalib (1823 - September 30, 1885) was an Imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled in 1851-1852, and made subsequent periodical claims to the imamate up to the Ottoman intervention in 1872. Ghalib bin Muhammad bin Yahya was the son of Imam al-Mutawakkil Muhammad. When his father was imprisoned and murdered in 1849, Ghalib managed to escape. He took refuge with the Dhu Muhammad and Dhu Husayn tribes.In the following years a number of claimants to the position of imam appeared in the Yemeni highlands. In order to settle the uneasy matter a meeting was convened in 1851 at Al Rawdah, north of the capital San'a. The claimants agreed to accept whoever was appointed. Ghalib was one of those present, and was appointed under the name al-Hadi Ghalib. During his short imamate he entertained contacts with the Ottomans, who occupied the Yemeni lowlands (Tihamah). He took a submissive position vis- -vis the Porte.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136695758
  • 9786136695754