Az-Zahir (Abbasid caliph)

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For the seventh Fatimid Caliph, see Ali az-Zahir.
Aẓ-Ẓāhir bi-Amr Allāh
الظاهر بأمر الله
35th Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad
Reign 5 October 1225 – 10 July 1226
Predecessor An-Nasir
Successor Al-Mustansir
Born 1176
Died 10 July 1226 (aged 51)
Consort Bab Jawhar
Hayat Khatun
Issue Al-Mustansir Abu Ja‘far al-Mansur and Al-Mustansir Abu al-Qasim Ahmad
Father An-Nasir
Religion Islam

Az-Zahir or Al-Dhahir (1175 – 11 July 1226) (Arabic: الظاهر بأمر الله Aẓ-Ẓāhir bi-Amr Allāh‎‎ | in full: أبو النصر محمد الظاهر بأمر الله بن أحمد الناصر) was the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 1225 to 1226. He was the son of an-Nasir, and was named as his successor in 1189. In his short reign, he lowered the taxes, and built a strong army to resist invasions. He died on 10 July 1226, nine months after his accession, and was succeeded by his son al-Mustansir.

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Az-Zahir or Al-Dhahir
Cadet branch of the Banu Hashim
Born: 1175 Died: 11 July 1226
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by
An-Nasir
Caliph of Islam
Abbasid Caliph
5 October 1225 – 11 July 1226
Succeeded by
Al-Mustansir