Qaid ibn Hammad

Qaid ibn Hammad ibn Buluggin , Arabic; قائد بن حماد بن بلوجين (Qayid bin Hammad bin bolowjin) was the second Hammadid ruler in what is now Algeria.

Qaid ibn Hammad ibn Buluggin
Sharaf al-Dawla
PredecessorHammad ibn Buluggin
SuccessorMuhsin ibn Qaid
HouseHammadid dynasty
ReligionShia Islam

He succeeded his father Hammad ibn Buluggin in 1028. He named his brother Yusuf as governor of North Africa, and another brother, Ouighlan, governor of Hamza. In 1038 he was attacked by Hammama, lord of Fes, but pushed him back. Four years later, he signed a treaty of peace with the Zirid Al-Mu'izz ibn Badis, who had moved against him from Kairouan.

In 1048, when al-Muizz declared himself subject of the Abbasid caliph of Baghdad, Qaid confirmed his allegiance to the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt, obtaining by caliph Ma'ad al-Mustansir Billah the title of Sharaf al-Dawla.

He died in 1054, and was succeeded by his son Muhsin ibn Qaid.

Preceded by
Hammad ibn Buluggin
Hammadid ruler
Succeeded by
Muhsin ibn Qaid