Al-Mahdi Muhammad

Al-Mahdi 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-Mahdi Muhammad (October 27, 1637 - August 2, 1718) was an Imam of Yemen who ruled in 1686-1718. He belonged to the Qasimid family that was descended from the Prophet Muhammad and dominated the Zaidi imamate in 1597-1962. Muhammad was the son of the imam al-Mahdi Ahmad. When the latter died in 1681, Muhammad was prevented from succeeding him. When the next imam al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad II died in 1686, a struggle for the imamate broke out between various contenders. Muhammad claimed the imamate in Mansura, but was besieged by opposing relatives. However, he managed to break the siege and capture the enemy leaders. He was now generally acknowledged by the various parts of the country. He is known under the name Sahib al-Mawahib, since he kept his residence in al-Mawahib east of Dhamar.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136697351
  • 9786136697352