Al-Mansur Al-Husayn

Al-Mansur Al-Husayn

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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 al-Husayn (1669 - 1720) was an Imam over parts of Yemen, who ruled in rivalry with other competitors in 1716-1720. He belonged to the Qasimid family who dominated the Zaidi imamate of Yemen in 1597-1962. Al-Husayn bin al-Qasim was a grandson of the imam al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad I (d. 1644). He took opportunity of discontent with the current imam al-Mahdi Muhammad. He claimed the imamate in the strong fortification Shaharah in 1716, taking the name al-Mansur. Large part of the country quickly fell away from the unpopular al-Mahdi Muhammad. The old imam released his nephew al-Qasim from prison and sent him to deal with the pretender. However, al-Mansur al-Husayn defeated his opponent at As Sudah. Al-Qasim soon defected from his uncle, acknowledged al-Mansur al-Husayn, and besieged the old imam. Al-Mahdi Muhammad had to give up and sue for a truce.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136698544
  • 9786136698540