Al-Mahdi Ali

Al-Mahdi Ali

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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 Ali (September 25, 1305 - 1372) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled in 1349-1372. The Yemeni imamate in the highlands was often contested by rival claimants in this era. Ali bin Muhammad al-Hosni was born in the village al-Ahani in the Sa'dah area in northern Yemen. He was not closely related to the recent imams, but an 11th-generation descendant of the imam ad-Da'i Yusuf. As a young man, Ali received a good deal of instruction in the religious sciences. In 1346, the learned and powerful Imam al-Mu'ayyad Yahya died, and no politically strong figure emerged in his stead. Under these circumstances, Ali rose to power from his base in the mountain fortress Thula in 1349.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136697114
  • 9786136697116