Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Malik al-Khuza'i

Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Malik al-Khuza'i (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الله بن مالك الخزاعي‎) was a ninth century governor of the Yemen for the Abbasid Caliphate.

Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Malik al-Khuza'i
محمد بن عبد الله بن مالك الخزاعي
Abbasid Governor of Yemen
In office
Preceded byHammad al-Barbari
Succeeded byMuhammad ibn Sa'id al-Kinani
Personal details
DiedAbbasid Caliphate
ParentsAbdallah ibn Malik

He was appointed as governor during the caliphate of al-Amin (r. 809–813) in an attempt to placate the Yemenis, following complaints about the unpopular administration of his predecessor Hammad al-Barbari. After arriving in the Yemen, he acted against Hammad's agents in the various districts of the province by confiscating their wealth, thereby winning the approval of the local population. He remained governor until mid-811, when he was dismissed in favor of Muhammad ibn Sa'id al-Kinani.[1]


  1. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, pp. 203–04; Ibn 'Abd al-Majid 1985, p. 27. Bikhazi 1970, pp. 24–25, states that he was succeeded as governor by Yazid ibn Jarir al-Qasri. Al-Ya'qubi 1883, p. 499, calling him 'Abdallah ibn Malik, says that he was appointed in the reign of Harun al-Rashid (d. 809).


  • Bikhazi, Ramzi J. (1970). "Coins of al-Yaman 132-569 A.H." Al-Abhath. 23: 3–127. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  • Ibn 'Abd al-Majid, Taj al-Din 'Abd al-Baqi al-Yamani (1985). Ta'rikh al-Yaman al-Musamma Bahjat al-Zaman fi Ta'rikh al-Yaman (in Arabic). Sana'a: Dar Kalimah.
  • 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.
  • Al-Ya'qubi, Ahmad ibn Abu Ya'qub (1883). Houtsma, M. Th. (ed.). Historiae, Vol. 2 (in Arabic). Leiden: E. J. Brill.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hammad al-Barbari
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
c. 810–811
Succeeded by
Muhammad ibn Sa'id al-Kinani