Tashfin ibn Ali

Tashfin ibn Ali (died 23 March 1145,[1] or 25 March 1145 CE;[2] Arabic : تاشفين بن علي ) was the 6th Almoravid amir, he reigned in 1143–1145.

Tashfin II
Ruler of the Almoravid dynasty
PredecessorAli ibn Yusuf
SuccessorIbrahim ibn Tashfin
Bornunknown date
Died23/25 March 1145
FatherAli ibn Yusuf


Tashfin ibn Ali was appointed Governor of Granada and Almería in 1129, as well as of Córdoba in 1131, during the reign of his father Ali ibn Yusuf.[3] He succeeded his father in 1143. In 1145, he went to fight the Almohads, under the leadership of Abd al-Mu'min, in the Oran area. He was besieged for several days by the Almohad forces and finally opted for escaping by sea. He subsequently called on a fleet from Almeria, burned his military encampment and while trying to join the port by night on horseback, he fell off a cliff and died in March 1145.[1] He was succeeded first by his son Ibrahim ibn Tashfin, who was still an infant, and soon after by his brother Ishaq ibn Ali.


  1. ^ a b Ibn Khaldun, Abderahman (1377). تاريخ ابن خلدون: ديوان المبتدأ و الخبر في تاريخ العرب و البربر و من عاصرهم من ذوي الشأن الأكبر. Vol. 6. دار الفكر. p. 308.
  2. ^ Unknown author (1312). كتاب مفاخر البربر. Hassan II University of Casablanca. p. 151. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Extrait de la Chronique intitulée Kamel-Altevarykh par Ibn-Alatyr, RHC Historiens orientaux I, p. 413.

Preceded by Almoravids
Succeeded by