Al-Muhtasib Al-Mujahid Hamzah

Al-Muhtasib Al-Mujahid Hamzah

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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-Muhtasib al-Mujahid Hamzah (d. 1066) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who ruled in 1060-1066. Hamzah was the son of the imam Abu Hashim al-Hasan, and assisted his father when he proclaimed his da'wa (call for the imamate) in 1031. After the death of imam Abu'l-Fath an-Nasir ad-Dailami in 1053 at the battle of Najd-al-Jah, no new imam appeared for some time. Much of Yemen was dominated by the powerful Sulayhid king Ali as-Sulayhi, who ruled San'a and the land south of it by 1063. In the northern highland, the Zaidis attempted to stall the Sulayhid advance. Hamzah became imam in 1060, being known by the title al-Muhtasib al-Mujahid Hamzah. The title muhtasib meant that he was only imam in the sense of protector of the community, but was not entitled to lead the public prayers or pass legal sentences.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136701391
  • 9786136701394