Al-Mahdi Abbas

Al-Mahdi Abbas

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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-Mahdi Abbas (1719 - 4 September 1775) was an Imam of Yemen who ruled in 1748-1775. He belonged to the Qasimid family, descended from the Prophet Muhammad, which dominated the Zaidi imamate of Yemen in 1597-1962. Abbas bin al-Husayn was the son of the Imam al-Mansur al-Husayn II. When the father died in 1748, his son Ali was expected to succeed to the imamate. However, the mother of Abbas, an African slave, prepared the way for her own son. With the help of an influential qadi, the soldiery and principal governors were made to accept Abbas as the new imam. He took the name al-Mahdi Abbas. Ali was put in confinement and died in 1759. According to his younger contemporary, the renowned scholar Muhammad ash-Shawkani, al-Mahdi Abbas possessed an excellent character, being intelligent, diplomatic, resolute and just, with a good disposition to scholars.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136696487
  • 9786136696485