Sharif ibn Ali

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Moulay Ali Cherif
Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum in Rissani south east Morocco

Abul Amlak Sidi Muhammad as-Sharif ibn 'Ali was the prince of Tafilalt 1631 - 1636. He was born before 9 November 1589 as the sixth son of 'Ali ibn Muhammad as-Sharif al-Marrakchi.

He is considered to have been the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. He began to increase his power in the Tafilalt during the anarchy following the death of the Saadi ruler Ahmad al-Mansur (ruled 1578–1603) and ruled that region from 1631 to 1636. He abdicated the throne of Tafilat in 1636, in the favour of his eldest of fifteen sons, Muhammad ibn Sharif.

He died at Sijilmasa (Rissani), Tafilalt, on 5 June 1659.

Preceded by
Sultan of Tafilalt
1631–1636
Succeeded by
Muhammad II of Morocco