Nu'aym ibn al-Waddah al-Azdi

Nu'aym ibn al-Waddah al-Azdi (Arabic: نعيم بن الوضاح الأزدي‎) was a ninth century military commander and governor of the Yemen for the Abbasid Caliphate.

Nu'aym ibn al-Waddah al-Azdi
نعيم بن الوضاح الأزدي
Abbasid Governor of Yemen
In office
DeputyAl-Muzaffar ibn Yahya al-Kindi
Preceded byIbrahim al-Ifriqi
Succeeded byMuhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz
Personal details
BornAbbasid Caliphate
Fatheral-Waddah al-Azdi
Military service
AllegianceAbbasid Caliphate

Nu'aym is mentioned as one of Tahir ibn al-Husayn's commanders during the Siege of Baghdad (812–813), when he was sent by Tahir to garrison a southern suburb of the city.[1] Subsequently he was appointed as governor, along with al-Muzaffar ibn Yahya al-Kindi, of the Yemen in 821, and during their co-governorship the two shared joint administration of the country, with Nu'aym exercising authority in Sana'a and al-Muzaffar in al-Janad. They remained in control over the Yemen until al-Muzaffar died, after which Nu'aym was replaced with Muhammad ibn 'Abdallah ibn Muhriz.[2]


  1. ^ Al-Tabari 1992, p. 160.
  2. ^ 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.
  • Al-Tabari, Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir (1992). Yar-Shater, Ehsan (ed.). The History of al-Ṭabarī, Volume XXXI: The War between Brothers. Trans. Michael Fishbein. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. ISBN 0-7914-1085-4.
  • Van Arendonk, Cornelius (1919). De Opkomst Van Het Zaidietische Imamaat in Yemen. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 0863721028.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ibrahim al-Ifriqi
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
With: al-Muzaffar ibn Yahya al-Kindi
Succeeded by
Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz