Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi

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Statue of Ibn Qasi in Mértola, Portugal
Silver coin issued by Hamdin and Ibn Wazir, allies of Ibn Qasi.

Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi was a Sufi, a political leader of the opposition against the Almoravid dynasty in Al-Garb Al-Andalus and governor of the Taifa of Mértola. He was born and died (assassinated) in Silves in 1151. He was a friend of Ibn al-Arif. Ibn Qasi wrote a treatise "the Removal of the Sandals", this book revolves around Ibn Qasi's Philosophy, Sufism and History. Ibn Arabi has written a commentary on some parts of this treatise. He was also an ally and friend of Afonso Henriques, first king of Portugal.


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  • J. Dreher, "L'Imamat d'Ibn Qasi à Mertola (Automne 1144-été 1145); Légitimité d'Une Domination Soufie?", MIDEO 18 (1988), pp. 195–210
  • D. R. Goodrich, dissertation, A Sufi Revolt in Portugal: Ibn Qasi and his Kitab khal'al-na'layn, Columbia University, PH D. 1978
  • Nagendra Kr Singh, International encyclopaedia of Islamic dynasties, p. 34 [1] (retrieved 1-12-2010)

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