Al-Mansur Al-Qasim

Al-Mansur Al-Qasim

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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-Qasim (November 13, 1559 - February 19, 1620), with the cognomen al-Kabir (the Great), was an Imam of Yemen, who commenced the struggle to liberate Yemen from the Ottoman occupiers. He was the founder of a Zaidi kingdom that endured, under many vicissitudes, until 1962. Al-Qasim bin Muhammad was a fourteenth-generation descendant of the imam ad-Da'i Yusuf (d. 1012). His father supported the imam al-Mutahhar (d. 1572), who fought the encroaching Ottomans with partial success but who was finally defeated in 1569-1570. Al-Qasim was a religious teacher at the Dawud mosque in San'a at a time when the Ottoman grip on Yemen was severely felt. The Turks promoted the Sunni legal tradition of Hanafi, at the expense of the Zaydiyyah which dominated in the highlands of Yemen.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136698943
  • 9786136698946