Abu l-Hasan Ali, Sultan of Granada

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Abu l-Hasan Ali (Arabic: أبو الحسن عليAbū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī; d. 1485), known as Muley Hacén in Spanish (Muley being derived from Arabic Mawlay = "My Lord"), was the twenty-first Nasrid ruler of the Emirate of Granada in Spain, from 1464 to 1482 and again from 1483 to 1485.

Life[edit]

Son of Said, Abu l-Hasan Ali became sultan in 1464, and in 1477 he refused to pay tribute to the Castilian king. This started a disastrous war.

He was the father of Muhammad XII (also known as Boabdil), the last sultan of Granada, by his relative Aixa.

By a former Christian slave, Isabel de Solís, renamed after her conversion as his second wife Zoraya (Thuraya = "Star"), the daughter of Sancho Jiménez de Solís, Alcalde of La Peña de Martos, he had two sons. There are no other biographical elements on Zoraya: She could have joined him in his exile with her two sons. It seems that after the death of Abû Al-Hassan, Zoraya and her two sons converted to Catholicism. The sons took the name of Juan de Granada and Fernando de Granada.

Abu l-Hasan Ali appears as a character, along with Isabel de Solís, in the novel "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://digistore.bib.ulb.ac.be/2006/DL2632878_000_f.pdf
Abu l-Hasan Ali, Sultan of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Died: 1485
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Said
Sultan of Granada
1464–1482
Succeeded by
Muhammad XII
Preceded by
Muhammad XII
Sultan of Granada
1483–1485
Succeeded by
Muhammed XIII