Al-Hasan Bin Wahhas

Al-Hasan Bin Wahhas

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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-Hasan bin Wahhas (d. February, 1285) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled in 1258-1260. The previous imam al-Mahdi Ahmad bin al-Husayn made a number of enemies among the Zaidi elite during his lifetime, which eventually resulted in his violent death in the Battle of Shuwaba in 1258. One of the claimants for the imamate was Abu Muhammad al-Hasan bin Wahhas, who belonged to the Hamzite Sharifs, descendants of imam al-Muhtasib al-Mujahid Hamzah (d. 1066). He was acknowledged as imam by part of the Zaidis. Personally, he was described as dashing in warfare and an excellent horseman. Another claimant was Shams ad-Din Ahmad who formally submitted to the suzerainty of the Rasulid sultan, the main power in Yemen at this time. The two would-be imams shared the properties and fortresses of the Zaidi lands between them. In the same year, Shams ad-Din and two of his brothers succumbed to an epidemic, leaving al-Hasan bin Wahhas as the holder of the imamate.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136696339
  • 9786136696331