Al-Mutawakkil Isma'il

Al-Mutawakkil Isma'il

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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 Isma'il (c. 1610 - 15 August 1676) was an Imam of Yemen who ruled the country in the years 1644-1676. He belonged to the Qasimid family, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. His rule saw the greatest territorial extension of the Yemeni state. Al-Mutawakkil Isma'il was the son of the founder of the Qasimid imamate, al-Mansur al-Qasim. In 1644 his elder brother al-Mu'ayyad Muhammad died. A fraternal strife broke out, as several brothers competed for the imamate. In the end, the other brothers submitted to Isma'il. In Zaidi sources, his reign is portrayed in exceedingly positive terms: Yemen was restored to prosperity, as the farmers enjoyed excellent harvests. His rule was considered just and incorruptible. Nevertheless, a dispute arose between the imam and the various ulema in 1648 over taxation policy. As Isms'il managed to uphold public order in the deeply localized and fractionalized Yemeni society, merchants ventured to visit Yemen from other countries.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fer Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136701804
  • 9786136701806