Mahamud Ibrahim

Mahamud Ibrahim Adeer (Somali: Maxamuud Ibrahiim Adeer, Arabic: محمود ابراهيم) sometimes referred to as Aw Maxamuud was a Somali ruler.[1] He was the second Sultan of the Sultanate of the Geledi. He defeated early challengers to the new Sultanate and incorporated some Rahanweyn and Hawiye subclans under Geledi rule.[2]

Mahamud Ibrahim
محمود ابراهيم
2nd Sultan of the Geledi sultanate
Reignmid-18th century–1798
PredecessorIbrahim Adeer
SuccessorYusuf Mahamud Ibrahim
DynastyGobroon Dynasty


Early lifeEdit

Mahamud was the son of the first Geledi Sultan Ibrahim Adeer. He received religious education and was conferred the honorific Aw or Sheikh, signifying his status as a learned individual.[3]


His rule marked the consolidation of the newly formed Geledi Sultanate. Echoing the battles his father fought in the decades prior it was under Mahamud's reign that the Geledi would defeat a Silcis and Gorgarte Hawiye resurgence that threatened to bring back their oppressive rule.[4] As well, the powerful Hintire and Hubeer clans united against the Geledi but were defeated and enveloped into the Sultanate.[5] Following his death, Mahamud's son Yusuf Mahamud Ibrahim would succeed him and take Geledi power to its greatest extent.

Preceded by Geledi sultanate Succeeded by

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Voice and Power By R. J. Hayward, I. M. Lewis, pg.223
  2. ^ Mukhtar, Mohamed Haji (25 February 2003). Historical Dictionary of Somalia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810866041.
  3. ^ Voice and Power By R. J. Hayward, I. M. Lewis, pg.223
  4. ^ Somali Sultanate: The Geledi City-state Over 150 Years - Virginia Luling (2002) Page 21
  5. ^ Historical Dictionary of Somalia By Mohamed Haji Mukhtar, pg.161