Himyar ibn al-Harith

Himyar ibn al-Harith (Arabic: حمير بن الحارث‎) was the last governor of the Yemen for the Abbasid Caliphate, prior to the Yu'firid conquest of Sana'a in 847.

Himyar was appointed to the Yemen by al-Mutawakkil in 847, following the departure of Ja'far ibn Dinar al-Khayyat from the province. He was quickly forced to confront the Yu'firids, whose rebellion had already consumed the Yemeni highlands for over a decade, but was defeated in battle and forced to flee. Himyar then departed from the Yemen, allowing the Yu'firids to enter the chief city of Sana'a and occupy much of the country between Sana'a and al-Janad.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, pp. 214–17; Van Arendonk 1960, p. 115.

ReferencesEdit

  • Al-Mad'aj, Abd al-Muhsin Mad'aj M. (1988). The Yemen in Early Islam (9-233/630-847): A Political History. London: Ithaca Press. ISBN 0863721028.
  • Van Arendonk, C. (1960). Les Debuts de l'Imamat Zaidite au Yemen. Trans. Jacques Ryckmans. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ja'far ibn Dinar al-Khayyat
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
847
Yu'firid occupation of Sana'a