Al-Amir bi-Ahkami'l-Lah

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Manṣūr ʾAbū ʿAlī
Arabic: الآمر بأحكام الل
Al-Āmīr bi'Aḥkāmi’l-Lāh
Predecessor ʿAhmad al-Mustā‘lī b’il-Lāh
Successor Al-Hāfiz / Hāfiz’īyyah
At-Tāyyīb / Tāīyāb’īyyah
Issue At-Tāyyīb Abū’l-Qāsim
Full name
ʾAbū ʿAlī Manṣūr al-Āmīr
Father Abū’l-Qāsim ʿAhmad al-Mustā‘lī
Born 31 December 1096
Cairo
Died 8 October 1130

Manṣūr al-Āmir bi'Aḥkāmi’l-Lāh (31 December 1096 – 8 October 1130) (Arabic: منصور الآمر بأحكام الله ‎) was the tenth Fatimid Caliph (1101–1130), and recognised as the 20th Imam by the Mustaali Ismaili Shia sect.

Like his father al-Musta‘lī (1094–1101), al-Āmir was controlled by the regent al-Afdal Shahanshah (1094–1121) and had little influence in political matters. However, after the overthrow of al-Afdal in 1121 he managed to gain control of government. His reign was marred by the loss of Tyre to the Crusaders, as well as by the continuation of the schism between the Nizari and the Mustaali. This conflict climaxed in the assassination of al-Amir on 1130 AD or 524 AH.

His death led to further power struggles, through which Al-Hafiz, a cousin of al-Amir, eventually came to power, while the Taiyabiah claimed that Taiyab abi al-Qasim, the four-year-old son of al-Amir was the rightful successor as Imam.

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Al-Amir bi-Ahkami'l-Lah
Born: 31 December 1096 Died: 8 October 1130
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Aḥmad al-Musta‘lī
Fatimid Caliph
1101–1130
Succeeded by
Al-Hafiz, Taiyab abi al-Qasim