Ali ibn Yusuf
|Ali ibn Yusuf|
|Sultan of Morocco|
|Predecessor||Yusuf ibn Tashfin|
|Successor||Tashfin ibn Ali|
|Died||26 January 1143|
|Father||Yusuf ibn Tashfin|
Ali was recognized as the heir of his father Yusuf ibn Tashfin in 1102. He succeeded his father only 23 years old, upon his death in 1106. and a very different era began. One of power and privilege. Ali was the first Almoravid leader not to have known the desert or its hardships he knew the royal palace and its luxuries. At the time of his father's death the royal treasury has thirteen thousand boxes of silver and five thousand four hundred boxes of minted gold. He was loaded. The new leader worked hard to make Marrakech even more splendid and he ordered a new palace to be build. Then in 1952 buried under som outbuildings, they found his palace. Ali ruled from Morocco and appointed his brother Tamin ibn Yusuf as governor of Al-Andalus. Ali expanded his territories in the Iberian Peninsula by capturing Zaragoza in 1110, but eventually lost it again to Alfonso I, King of Aragon, in 1118. Cordoba rebelled against the Almoravids in 1121.
According to the Muslim cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi the Mugharrarin (also translated as "the adventurers") sent by Ali ibn Yusuf, led by his admiral Ahmad ibn Umar, better known under the name of Raqsh al-Auzz reached the Sargasso Sea, a part of the ocean covered by seaweed which is very close to Bermuda.
- Tashfin ibn Ali, governor of Granada and Almeria in 1129 and Cordoba in 1131. Succeeded his father in 1143.
- Ishaq ibn Ali. Died in 1147.
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
Tashfin ibn Ali
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