Abdallah ibn Al-Aftas

Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Maslama (c. 1004 – c. 1060), surnamed Ibn al-Aftas, was the founder of the Aftasid dynasty of the taifa of Badajoz, in what was then Al-Andalus. He was a Miknasa Berber from the Córdoba region. Ibn al-Aftas became the vizier of Sabur al-Khatib, a former slave of Caliph al-Hakam II, who became prince of the lower march of the former Caliphate of Cordoba. On the death of Sabur, Ibn al-Aftas seized power, and Badajoz under his leadership, became the capital of a principality centered on Guadiana and extending over central Portugal.[1] He was a prominent military tactician and was surnamed "Al-Mansur" (the victorious). He died about 1060 AD.

Abdallah ibn Al-Aftas
Bornc. 1004
Diedc. 1060
DynastyBani Al-Aftas


  1. ^ El Briga, C. (1985). "Afṭasides". In Camps, Gabriel (ed.). Encyclopédie berbère. 2 | Ad – Ağuh-n-Tahlé. Aix-en-Provence: Edisud. ISBN 2-85744-209-2.