Abd al-Malik Imad ad-Dawla

ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Aḥmad ibn Hūd Imād ad-Dawla (Arabic: أبو مروان عبد الملك بن أحمد بن هود عماد الدولة), known by the regnal name Imad al-Dawla (in Arabic: Pillar of the dynasty), Latinised as Mitadolus, was the fifth and last king of the Hudid dynasty to rule the Taifa of Zaragoza during a very short time in 1110.[1]

ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Aḥmad ibn Hūd Imād ad-Dawla
أبو مروان عبد الملك بن أحمد بن هود عماد الدولة
Ruler of Taifa Zaragoza
Reign1110
PredecessorAl-Musta'in II
Successor-
Ruler of Taifa de Rueda de Jalón
Reign1110-1130
Predecessor-
SuccessorZafadola
BornZaragoza
Died1130
Rueda de Jalon
DynastyHud
ReligionSunni Islam

Succeeding Al-Musta'in II on his death in 1110, he could not resist the constant harassment of the Almoravids and the Aragonese, and was forced to ask for help from Castile, becoming de facto one of its vassals. When the Almoravids conquered the Taifa of Zaragoza in 1110, Imad al-Dawla took refuge in the then-impenetrable fortress of Rueda de Jalón, where he created a microstate. With this the taifa of Zaragoza expired.

ʿAbd al-Malik continued to fight against the Almoravids, until the Aragonese king Alfonso the Battler conquered Zaragoza in 1118. He died in 1130 and was succeeded in Rueda de Jalón by his son Zafadola.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ José Luis Corral, Historia de Zaragoza. Zaragoza musulmana (714-1118), Zaragoza, Ayto. de Zaragoza y CAI, 1998. ISBN 84-8069-155-7
  2. ^ Catlos, Brian A. (2004). The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Preceded by King of Zaragoza
1110
Succeeded by
Conquered by the Almoravid Empire
Preceded by
New title
Lord of Rueda de Jalón
1110-1130
Succeeded by