Barakat ibn Umar Din

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Barakat ibn Umar Din
بركات بن عمر الدين
Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal
Reign 16th century
Predecessor Ali ibn Umar Din
Dynasty Walashma dynasty
Religion Islam

Barakat ibn Umar Din (Arabic: بركات بن عمر الدين‎‎) (reigned 16th century) was a Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal and brother of Ali ibn Umar Din. He was the last known member of the Walashma dynasty.

Reign[edit]

In 1555, Barakat and Ali Jamal ibn al-Imam Ahmad led an army into Dawaro with the intent of taking it from the Ethiopians. However, he was defeated by the Governor of Dawaro. When Nur ibn Mujahid invaded the Ethiopian Empire in 1559, Sultan Barakat held Harar against the army of Hamalmal, who had been sent there by his cousin, Emperor Gelawdewos.

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References[edit]

  • J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952)
Preceded by
Ali ibn Umar Din
Walashma dynasty Succeeded by
Unknown