Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi

Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi was a governor for the Umayyad Caliphate in the early 8th century.

Born in Ta'if, Muhammad was the brother of the powerful governor of Iraq, al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, he served under his brother as deputy governor for Fars.[1] He is credited as the founder of the city of Shiraz, which became the capital of Fars, in 693.[2][3] He later served as governor of Yemen.[1] He died in the latter office in 714/5.[4] His daughter married Yazid II, and their son, al-Walid II, ruled as caliph in 743–744.[5]


  1. ^ a b Crone 1980, p. 135. sfn error: no target: CITEREFCrone1980 (help)
  2. ^ Lambton 1997, p. 472. sfn error: no target: CITEREFLambton1997 (help)
  3. ^ Limbert 2004, p. 4.
  4. ^ Hinds 1990, p. 222. sfn error: no target: CITEREFHinds1990 (help)
  5. ^ Powers 1989, pp. 89–90. sfn error: no target: CITEREFPowers1989 (help)