Yahya ibn Muhammad
|Sultan of Morocco|
|Predecessor||Ali ibn Muhammad|
|Successor||Yahya II ibn Yahya|
|Father||Muhammad ibn Idris|
A son of previous sultan Muhammad ibn Idris, he took over the rule in Morocco after the death of his heirless uncle Ali I in 848. During his rule, which saw no significant conflicts, he settled in Fes numerous immigrants from Al-Andalus and Ifriqiya, which had been expelled after revolting against the Umayyad and Aghlabids respectively. He also commissioned several relevant construction in the city, the mosque of Al-Karaouine and of al-Andalus (859).
He died in 864, aged around 35. He was succeeded by his son Yahya II ibn Yahya.
- The Living and the Dead in Islam: Epitaphs in context By Werner Diem, Marco Schöller. p 196.
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