Muhammad III of Córdoba

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Muhammad bin 'Abd ar-Rahman bin 'Obayd Allah
محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن عبيد الله
21st Caliph of Umayyad Dynasty
10th Caliph of Córdoba
Reign 1024 to 1025
Predecessor Abd-ar-Rahman V
Successor Yahya ibn Ali ibn Hammud al-Mu'tali


Muhammad bin 'Abd ar-Rahman bin 'Obayd Allah (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن عبيد الله‎), known as Muhammad III (Arabic: محمد الثالث) was an Umayyad Caliph of Cordoba in the Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia). He ruled after the death of Abd ar-Rahman V from 1024 to 1025 when the people of Córdoba revolted against him and he was forced to leave the city. It is believed that he died after being poisoned when he was 50 years old. He was also the father of the famous poet Wallada bint al-Mustakfi.

Muhammad III of Córdoba
Cadet branch of the Banu Quraish
Preceded by
Abd-ar-Rahman V
Caliph of Cordoba
1024–1025
Succeeded by
Yahya ibn Ali ibn Hammud al-Mu'tali