Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad

Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (or Abbad I; 984[1] – 25 January 1042) (Arabic: أبو القاسم بن عباد) was the eponymous founder of the Abbadid dynasty; he was the first independent Muslim ruler of Seville in Al-Andalus (ruled 1023–1042), dying in 1042.[2]

Abu al-Qasim Muhammad
ibn Abbad I
Emir of the Seville Taifa
Reign1023–25 January 1042
PredecessorPosition established
SuccessorAbbad II al-Mu'tadid
Bornc. 984
Al-Andalus
Died25 January 1042
Seville (Spain)
Burial
Seville
ChildrenAbbad II al-Mu'tadid
Names
Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad
(Arabic: أبو القاسم محمد بن عباد)
DynastyAbbadid
FatherAbbad
ReligionSunni Islam

The qadi (religious judge) Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad was named governor of Seville by caliph Yahya ibn Ali ibn Hammud al-Mu'tali in 1023. However, with the Caliphate of Cordoba losing integrity, the Abbadids, a Sevillan family of Arabic origins, seized control.[3]

As a result, later in 1023, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad declared Seville independent from Córdoban rule,[4] establishing the taifa of Seville.

SourcesEdit

  • Haarmann, Ulrich (1990). Geschichte der Arabischen Welt. Munich: C.H. Beck.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biography2 Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ websters-online Archived 4 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine 17 September 2011
  3. ^ biography Archived 14 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved 17 September 2011
New title
Independence from the Caliphate of Córdoba
Abbadid emir of Seville
1023–1042
Succeeded by