Al-Hafiz

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Al-Hafiz
Caliph of the Fatimid Dynasty
Reign1130 – 1149
PredecessorAl-Amir bi-Ahkami'l-Lah
SuccessorAl-Zafir
Bornc. 1076
Died8 October 1149
DynastyFatimid
ReligionIsmaili Shia Islam

Abu’l-Maymūn ‘Abd al-Majīd ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Mustanṣir al-Ḥāfiz li-Dīn-Allāh (Arabic: الحافظ‎; c. 1076 – 8 October 1149) was the eleventh Caliph of the Fāṭimids (r. 1130–1149)

Al-Ḥāfiz assumed the Caliphate as the cousin of the murdered al-Āmir (1101–1130). Al-Ḥāfiz ruled initially as a regent of al-Imam aṭ-Ṭayyib Abī al-Qāṣim as Wali al 'Ahd al-Muslimeen and then later as Amir al-Mumimeen/Caliph-Imam. The succession of al-Ḥāfiz was not uncontested - a group of Ismāʿīlī Shī‘ah recognized al-Āmir's son aṭ-Ṭayyib Abī al-Qāṣim as rightful heir, leading to a new schism called the Taiyabi Ismaili.

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Preceded by
al-Amīr
Fāṭimid Caliph
1130–1149
Succeeded by
az-Zāfir