Al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad II

Al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad II

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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-Mu'ayyad Muhammad II (1634 - April 27, 1686) was an Imam of Yemen who ruled in 1681-1686. He belonged to the Qasimid family which descended from the Prophet Muhammad and dominated the Zaidi imamate in 1597-1962. Muhammad was a son of the imam al-Mutawakkil Isma'il. When his cousin and predecessor al-Mahdi Ahmad died in 1681, a number of Qasimids laid claim to the imamate. Through the diplomatic efforts of the ulema the dispute was settled without bloodshed, and al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad II gained power. He first resided in San'a, but later moved to Dawran. During his short reign the territory of the Zaidi state founded by his grandfather began to shrink. The Yafa tribesmen in the east expelled their governor and were henceforth lost for the Yemeni kingdom.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136700670
  • 9786136700670