Al-Mustamsik

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Al-Mustamsik
المستمسك بالله
53rd Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
Abbasid Caliph in Cairo
(first period)
Reign 27 September 1497–1508, 1516–1517
Predecessor Al-Mutawakkil II
Successor Al-Mutawakkil III
(second period)
Reign 1516–1517
Predecessor Al-Mutawakkil III
Successor Al-Mutawakkil III
Died 1521
Issue Al-Mutawakkil III
Father Al-Mutawakkil II
Religion Islam

Al-Mustamsik (Arabic: المستمسك بالله‎‎) was an Abbasid caliph based in Cairo, Egypt under the tutelage of the Mamluk sultans. He served as caliph twice (1497–1508; 1516–1517).

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Al-Mustamsik
Cadet branch of the Banu Quraysh
Born:  ? Died: 1521
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by
Al-Mutawakkil II
Caliph of Cairo
1497–1508
Succeeded by
Al-Mutawakkil III
Preceded by
Al-Mutawakkil III
Caliph of Cairo
1516–1517
Succeeded by
Al-Mutawakkil III