Az-Zahir (Abbasid caliph)

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Aẓ-Ẓāhir bi-Amr Allāh
الظاهر بأمر الله
35th Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad
Reign 1225 to 1226
Predecessor An-Nasir
Successor Al-Mustansir
Father An-Nasir
Born 1176
Died 10 July 1226
Religion Islam

Az-Zahir or Al-Dhahir (1176 – 10 July 1226) (Arabic: الظاهر بأمر الله Aẓ-Ẓāhir bi-Amr Allāh‎‎ | in full: أبو النصر محمد الظاهر بأمر الله بن أحمد الناصر) was the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 1225 to 1226. He was the son of an-Nasir, and was named as his successor in 1189. In his short reign, he lowered the taxes, and built a strong army to resist to invasions. He died on 10 July 1226, nine months after his accession, and was succeeded by his son al-Mustansir.


Az-Zahir or Al-Dhahir
Cadet branch of the Banu Hashim
Born: 1176 Died: 1226
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by
Caliph of Islam
Succeeded by