Yahya ibn Muhammad

Yahya ibn Muhammad (Arabic: يحيى بن محمد), (829–864) was the fifth Idrisid ruler and sultan of Morocco.[1]

Yahya I
يحيى الأول
Emir of Morocco
Reign848–864
PredecessorAli ibn Muhammad
SuccessorYahya II ibn Yahya
Born829
Died864
DynastyIdrisid
FatherMuhammad ibn Idris
ReligionIslam

LifeEdit

A son of the previous sultan, Muhammad ibn Idris, he took over the rule in Morocco after the death of his heirless brother Ali I in 848. During his rule, which saw no significant conflicts, he settled in Fes with numerous immigrants from Al-Andalus and Ifriqiya, which had been expelled after revolting against the Umayyad and Aghlabids respectively. He also commissioned several construction projects in the city, including the mosques of Al-Karaouine and of al-Andalus (859).

He died in 864, aged around 35. He was succeeded by his son Yahya II ibn Yahya.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Living and the Dead in Islam: Epitaphs in context By Werner Diem, Marco Schöller. p 196.


Preceded by Idrisid dynasty
848–864
Succeeded by