Al-Mansur Abdallah

Al-Mansur Abdallah

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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-Mansur Abdallah (February 24, 1166 - April 21, 1217), was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who held the imamate from 1187 (or 1197) to 1217. Abdallah bin Hamzah was born in the village Ayshan in the territory of the Hamdan tribe. He belonged to the Hamzite Sharifs, a division of the dynasty of the Rassids. He was a fifth-generation descendant of the imam al-Muhtasib al-Mujahid Hamzah who died in battle in 1066. In his youth, he took up quranic studies and was an outstanding student who acquired a good juridical knowledge. As an adult, he was described as a large and well-shaped man with a heavy beard.The Zaidi community of the northern highland had not been able to appoint a new imam after the demise of al-Mutawakkil Ahmad bin Sulayman in 1171. Abdallah made a proclamation in Jawf in 1187. Although acknowledged by several men of standing, his attempt to gain power over the Zaidi community was a failure, and he withdrew to Jawf.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • DIC Press
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136697688
  • 9786136697680