Al-Hadi Muhammad

Al-Hadi Muhammad

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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 Muhammad (died January 10, 1844) was an Imam of Yemen who ruled in 1840-1844. He was a member of the Qasimid family, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, which dominated the Zaidi imamate of Yemen from 1597 to 1962. Sidi Muhammad bin Ahmad was a son of Imam al-Mutawakkil Ahmad (d. 1816). He held a prominent position at the court of his nephew al-Mansur Ali II. When the latter was deposed by an-Nasir Abdallah, Sidi Muhammad was put in confinement together with him. After the murder of an-Nasir Muhammad in 1840, he was released and raised to the imamate, taking the name al-Hadi Muhammad. In the same year, the Egyptian troops, who had been present in the lowlands (Tihamah) since 1833, withdrew from Yemen. Instead the chief of Abu Arish, Sharif Husayn bin Ali bin Haidar (d. 1851), took power in the Tihamah and allied with Aidh, chief of Asir. Unruly conditions in the lowlands eroded the economy of coastal cities such as Mocha, and many city-dwellers migrated to British Aden.
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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136706113
  • 9786136706115