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Yahya ibn Idris ibn Umar (Arabic: يحيى بن إدريس بن عمر‎) was the ninth Idrisid ruler and sultan of Morocco. He took over after Yahya III in 904 and died in 917 when the Fatimids invaded Morocco.[1]

Yahya IV
يحيى الرابع
Sultan of Morocco
Reign904-917
PredecessorYahia III ibn Al-Qassim
SuccessorPosition abolished (Sultanate annexed to the Fatimid empire)
Bornunknown
Died917
Full name
Yahya ibn Idris ibn Umar
DynastyIdrisid
FatherIdris ibn Umar
ReligionZaydi Shia Islam

Fatimid rule of Morocco continued for 8 years after the death of Yahya IV and the Idrisids only regained power after the rebellion of Al-Hasan ibn Muhammad. Al-Hasan's rule however was short lived and lasted for only about 3 years before the Fatimids ousted him. The Fatimids ruled for 10 more years only to be once again overthrown by the Idrisids under the leadership of Al Qasim Guennoun.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Sansūsiyyah movement of North Africa. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi. Shariʼah Academy, International Islamic University, 2001. p. 312.
Preceded by
Yahya III
Idrisid dynasty
904–917
Succeeded by
Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah of the Fatimid dynasty