Almohad Caliphate
The Almohad Caliphate (Berber: Imweḥḥden, from Arabic الموحدون al-Muwaḥḥidun, "the monotheists" or "the unifiers") was a Moroccan Berber Muslim movement founded in the 12th century.The Almohad movemen...
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Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur
Abū Yūsuf Ya‘qūb al-Manṣūr (Arabic: ابو يوسف يعقوب المنصور‎) (c. 1160 Morocco – 23 January 1199 Marrakesh, Morocco), also known as Moulay Yacoub, was the third Almohad Caliph. Succeeding his...
Abu al-Abbas al-Jarawi
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad Ibn Abd as-Salam al-Jarawi (1133-1212) was the official poet of the Almohad dynasty. He published his poems in a diwan. Ibn Idhari quotes 300 lines by Al-Jarawi in his Al-Bayan al-M...
Al-Suhayli
Sidi Abu al-Qasim Abd al-Rahman b. Abd Allah al-Suhayli (1114 – 1185), was born in Al-Andalus, Fuengirola (formerly called Suhayl) and died in Marrakesh. He is one of the seven saints of that c...
Abdul-Wahid I, Almohad Caliph
Abu Muhammad Abd al-Wahid 'al-Makhlu' (also known as Abd al-Wahid I, Arabic: أبو محمد عبد الواحد بن يوسف‎ Abū Muḥammad ‘Abd al-Wāhid bin Yūsuf) was the Almohad Caliph of Morocco for less tha...
Mohammed al-Baydhaq
Mohammed abu Bakr ibn Ali al Sanhaji al Baydhaq (died after 1164) was a companion of Ibn Tumart and chronicler of the Almohads. Al Baydhaq (meaning pawn) was his nickname, because he was small in sta...
Torre de la Plata
The Torre de la Plata (Spanish: "Tower of Silver") is an octagonal military tower of the Almohad dynasty in Al-Andalus, in present day Seville, southern Spain.
The tower dates from the thirteenth...
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Hassan Tower
6°49′22.17″W / 34.0241611°N 6.8228250°W / 34.0241611; -6.8228250Hassan Tower or Tour Hassan (Arabic: صومعة حسان‎) is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, Mo...
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Abd al-Mu'min
Abd al-Mu'min (1094–1163) also known as Abdelmoumen El Goumi (Arabic: ‏عبد المؤمن بن علي ʿAbd al-Muʾmin bin ʿAlī or عبد المومن الــكـومي ʿAbd al-Mūmin al-Kūmī/al-Gūmī‎, Tifinagh: ⵄⴰⴱⴷ ⵍⵎⵓⵎⵏ ...
Bab Ksiba
Bab Ksiba (Arabic: باب القصيبة‎, Bāb al-Quṣayyabah) is one of the nineteen gates of Marrakech, Morocco. It was built in the 12th century in the time of the Almohad dynasty.The name Ksiba, (p...
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Muhammad al-Nasir
Muhammad al-Nasir (الناصر لدين الله محمد بن المنصور, an-Nāṣir li-dīn Allah Muḥammad ibn al-Manṣūr, died 1213) was the fourth Almohad caliph from 1199 until his death.On January 25, 1199, al-Nasir’s fa...
Great Mosque of Taza
4°01′07.34″W / 34.2126472°N 4.0187056°W / 34.2126472; -4.0187056The Great Mosque of Taza (Jamaa El-Kbir) is a religious building in the medina of Taza in Morocco. It is near t...
Kasbah of the Udayas
6°50′09.95″W / 34.0318083°N 6.8360972°W / 34.0318083; -6.8360972The Kasbah of the Udayas is a kasbah in Rabat, Morocco at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé. It w...
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The People of Monotheism
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Abu Shuayb
Abu Shuayb Ayub Ibn Said Erredad al-Sanhaji Assariya (French transliteration Abou Chouaib) (died 1176-7) is the patron saint of Azemmour, Morocco. His mausoleum in Azemmour was built on the order of M...
Ibn Jubayr
Ibn Jubayr (1 September 1145 –1217; Arabic: ابن جبير‎ ) was a geographer, traveler and poet from al-Andalus. His travel chronicle describes the pilgrimage he made to Mecca from 1183 to 1185...
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Koutoubia Mosque
The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية‎ [jaːmiʕu‿lkutubijːa(h)]) is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. The mosque is also known by several other names, such as...
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Menara gardens
The Menara gardens are gardens located to the west of Marrakech, Morocco, at the gates of the Atlas mountains. They were built in the 12th century (c. 1130) by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min.The name...
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Idris al-Wathiq
Abu al-Ula al-Wathiq Idris (Arabic: أبو العلا أبو الدبوس الواثق بالله إدريس بن محمد بن أبي عبد الله محمد بن أبي حفص بن عبد المؤمن‎; died 1269) was an Almohad caliph who reigned in Marrak...
Santa María la Blanca
Santa María la Blanca (literally Saint Mary the White, originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue, or commonly "The Congregational Synagogue of Toledo'") is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo,...
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Conquest of Majorca
The Conquest of the island of Majorca on behalf of the Christian kingdoms was carried out by King James I of Aragon between 1229 and 1231. The pact to carry out the invasion, concluded between James I...
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Yusuf II, Almohad caliph
Abu Yaqub Yusuf 'al-Mustansir' (also known as Yusuf II, c.1203–1224) (Arabic: يوسف بن الناصر‎ Yūsuf bin an-Nāṣir) was Caliph of Morocco from 1213 until his death. Son of the previous caliph,...
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Castle of Paderne
The Castle of Paderne (Portuguese: Castelo de Paderne) is a 12th-century fortification located in the civil parish of Paderne, municipality of Albufeira, in the Portuguese Algarve. Built 7.5 kilom...
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Ibn Tufail
Ibn Tufail (c. 1105 – 1185) (full Arabic name: أبو بكر محمد بن عبد الملك بن محمد بن طفيل القيسي الأندلسي Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Muhammad ibn Tufail al-Qaisi al-Andalusi; Latinize...
Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish al-Alami
ʻAbd al-Salām ibn Mashīsh al-ʻAlamī (Arabic: عبد السلام بن مشيش العلمي‎) (also spelled Ibn Bashīsh, Ibn Manish, Ibn Machich, Ben Mshish) was a Sufi saint who lived during the reign of the Al...
Chellah
Chellah or Sala Colonia (Arabic: شالة‎), is a medieval fortified necropolis located south of Rabat, Morocco. Chellah existed since pre-Islamic times and houses complex of ancient Roman Maure...
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Yahya, Almohad Caliph
Yahya al-Mu`tasim (Arabic: أبو زكرياء المعتصم يحي بن الناصر‎; Abū Zakarīyā' Al-Mu`taṣim Yaḥyā ibn An-Nāṣir; died 1236) was an Almohad rival caliph who reigned from 1227 to 1229. He was a son...
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