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Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (or Abbad I; 984[1] – 25 January 1042) 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]

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][4]

As a result, later in 1023, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad declared Seville independent from Córdoban rule,[5] establishing the taifa of Seville.


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


  1. ^ Biography2 Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ websters-online Archived 4 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine 17/09/2011
  3. ^ questia retrieved 17/09/2011
  4. ^ biography Archived 14 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica retrieved 17/09/2011
New title
Independence from the Caliphate of Córdoba
Abbadid king of Seville
Succeeded by
Abbad II al-Mu'tadid