Tashfin ibn Ali

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Not to be confused with the Marinid king Tashfin ibn Ali.
Tashfin ibn Ali
Sultan of Morocco
Reign 1143-1145
Predecessor Ali ibn Yusuf
Successor Ibrahim ibn Tashfin
Dynasty Almoravid
Father Ali ibn Yusuf
Religion Islam

Tashfin ibn Ali (died 23 March 1145,[1] or 25 March 1145 C.E[2]) was the 6th Almoravid king, he reigned in 1143–1145.

Biography[edit]

Tashfin ibn Ali was appointed Governor of Granada and Almería in 1129, as well as of Córdoba in 1131, during the reign of his father Ali ibn Yusuf.[3] He succeeded his father in 1143. In 1145, he went to fight the Almohads, under the leadership of Abd al-Mu'min, in the Oran area. He was besieged for several days by the Almohad forces and finally opted for escaping by sea. He subsequently called on a fleet from Almeria, burned his military encampment and while trying to join the port by night on horseback, he fell off a cliff and died in March 1145.[1] He was succeeded first by his son Ibrahim ibn Tashfin, who was still an infant, and soon after by his brother Ishaq ibn Ali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ibn Khaldun, Abderahman (1377). تاريخ ابن خلدون: ديوان المبتدأ و الخبر في تاريخ العرب و البربر و من عاصرهم من ذوي الشأن الأكبر. Volume 6. دار الفكر. p. 308. 
  2. ^ Unknown author (1312). كتاب مفاخر البربر. Hassan II university of Casablanca. p. 151. 
  3. ^ Extrait de la Chronique intitulée Kamel-Altevarykh par Ibn-Alatyr, RHC Historiens orientaux I, p. 413.


Preceded by
Ali ibn Yusuf
Almoravids
1143–1145
Succeeded by
Ibrahim ibn Tashfin