Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad

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Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (or Abbad I; 984[1] - 25 January 1042) was the founder and eponym of the Abbadid dynasty; he was the first independent Muslim ruler of Seville in Al-Andalus (ruled 1023–1042),dying in 1042.[2]

The qadi (religious judge) Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad was named governor of Seville by caliph Yahya ibn Ali ibn Hammud al-Mu'tali in 1023. However, with the caliphate of Cordoba losing integrity, the Abbadids, a Sevillan family of Arabic origins, seized control.[3][4]

As a result, later in 1023, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad declared Seville independent from the Córdoban rule,[5] establishing the taifa of Seville.


  • Haarmann, Ulrich (2001). Geschichte der Arabischen Welt. Munich: C.H. Beck. 


  1. ^ Biography2
  2. ^ websters-online 17/09/2011
  3. ^ questia retrieved 17/09/2011
  4. ^ biography
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica retrieved 17/09/2011

Preceded by
Ismail Ibn Qarais
Abbadid dynasty
Succeeded by
Abbad II al-Mu'tadid