Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad

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Abu al-Qasim Muhammad
ibn Abbad I
Emir of the Seville Taifa
Reign1023–25 January 1042
PredecessorPosition established
SuccessorAbbad II al-Mu'tadid
Bornc. 984
Died25 January 1042
Seville (Spain)
ChildrenAbbad II al-Mu'tadid
Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad
(Arabic: أبو القاسم محمد بن عباد)
FatherIsma'il ibn Qarays ibn Abbad ibn Amr ibn Aslan ibn Amr ibn Itlaf ibn Na'im ibn Na'im al-Lakhmi
ReligionSunni Islam

Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (or Abbad I; 984[1] – 25 January 1042) (Arabic: أبو القاسم بن عباد) was the eponymous founder of the Abbadid dynasty; he was the first independent Muslim ruler of Seville in Al-Andalus ruling from 1023 until his death in 1042.[2]

Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad was a qadi (religious judge) when he was named governor of Seville by the caliph of Cordoba, Yahya ibn Ali ibn Hammud al-Mu'tali, in 1023. However, with the Caliphate of Cordoba losing its integrity, the Abbadids, a Sevillan family of Arabic origins, seized control.[3]

As a result, later in 1023, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad declared Seville independent from Córdoban rule,[4] establishing the taifa of Seville.


  • Haarmann, Ulrich (1990). Geschichte der Arabischen Welt. Munich: C.H. Beck.


  1. ^ Biography2 Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ websters-online Archived 4 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine 17 September 2011
  3. ^ biography Archived 14 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved 17 September 2011
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Independence from the Caliphate of Córdoba
Abbadid emir of Seville
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