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|Caliph of the Fatimid Dynasty|
|Reign||1130 – 1149|
|Died||8 October 1149|
|Religion||Ismaili Shia Islam|
Al-Ḥāfiz assumed the Caliphate as the cousin of the murdered al-Āmir (1101–1130). Al-Ḥāfiz ruled initially as a regent of al-Imam aṭ-Ṭayyib Abī al-Qāṣim as Wali al 'Ahd al-Muslimeen and then later as Amir al-Mumimeen/Caliph-Imam. The succession of al-Ḥāfiz was not uncontested - a group of Ismāʿīlī Shī‘ah recognized al-Āmir's son aṭ-Ṭayyib Abī al-Qāṣim as rightful heir, leading to a new schism called the Taiyabi Ismaili.