Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz

Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الله بن محرز‎) was a ninth century governor of the Yemen for the Abbasid Caliphate.

Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz
Abbasid Governor of Yemen
In office
Preceded byNu'aym and Al-Muzaffar ibn Yahya al-Kindi
Succeeded byIshaq ibn al-Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Hashimi

A mawla of the caliph al-Ma'mun (r. 813–833), Muhammad was appointed governor in ca. 823. Upon his arrival in the province he remained in the chief town of Sana'a, while sending his son to act as his deputy in al-Janad. Shortly afterwards, however, the inhabitants of al-Janad revolted against his son, and Muhammad decided that his position was too weak to maintain. He therefore set out for the Hijaz and left the Yemen in the hands of the local chief Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi, who remained in control until the arrival of the next governor Ishaq ibn al-Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Hashimi.[1]


  1. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, p. 212; Van Arendonk 1919, p. 100; Bikhazi 1970, p. 29.


  • Bikhazi, Ramzi J. (1970). "Coins of al-Yaman 132-569 A.H." Al-Abhath. 23: 3–127. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  • 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, Cornelius (1919). De Opkomst Van Het Zaidietische Imamaat in Yemen. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 0863721028.
Political offices
Preceded by
Nu'aym ibn al-Waddah al-Azdi
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
Succeeded by
Ishaq ibn al-Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Hashimi