Al-Mutawakkil Ahmad Bin Sulayman

Al-Mutawakkil Ahmad Bin Sulayman

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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-Mutawakkil Ahmad bin Sulayman (1106 - 1171) was an imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen who revived the polity after a long interregnum, wielding power in 1138-1171. Ahmad bin Sulayman was a fifth-generation descendant of the imam an-Nasir Ahmad (d. 934). His mother was Malikah binti Abdallah, an eight-generation descendant of the Zaidi founding figure al-Qasim ar-Rassi (d. 860). Since the violent death of al-Muhtasib al-Mujahid Hamzah in 1066, no new imam had been appointed in the Zaydiyyah community of the northern Yemeni highlands. The dominating political power in Yemen in the late 11th and early 12th centuries was the Ismailite Sulayhids, whose last important representative was Queen Arwa al-Sulayhi (d. 1137). Meanwhile, the Tihamah lowland was ruled by a Sunni dynasty in Zabid, the Najahids.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136701219
  • 9786136701219