Al-Mansur Ali Bin Salah Ad-Din

Al-Mansur Ali Bin Salah Ad-Din

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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 Ali bin Salah ad-Din (1373-1436) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled in 1391-1436, partly in rivalry with other claimants to the imamate. Ali bin Salah ad-Din was a son of the preceding imam an-Nasir Muhammad Salah ad-Din who had held extensive power in highland Yemen. He grew up in San'a, the most important city of the realm. After an-Nasirs sudden demise in 1391, no less than four claimants to the imamate appeared, foremost among them the learned al-Mahdi Ahmad bin Yahya. The young Ali eventually prevailed. He was proclaimed imam under the name al-Mansur Ali, with the support of the scholars and population of San'a. However, a rival imam called al-Hadi Ali had some support in the northern parts of the Zaidi territory from 1393 to 1432. Due to the unrest, al-Mansur Ali had to travel frequently to trouble spots. He had to fight hard to gain control over Sa'dah, the traditional centre of Zaidi power in the more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136699133
  • 9786136699134