Muhammad ibn Badlay

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Muhammad ibn Badlay
محمد بن بادلاي
Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal
Reign 1445–1471
Dynasty Walashma dynasty
Religion Islam

Muhammad ibn Badlay (Arabic: محمد بن بادلاي‎‎) (reigned 1445–1471) was a Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal. He was the son of Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din.[1]


The Arab writer al-Tagrebirdi reports that Sultan Muhammed sent an embassy to Cairo in 1452, which may have been an unsuccessful appeal for help against Ethiopia.[2] In any case, Sultan Muhammad reversed the policy of his predecessors, making a truce with the Emperor of Ethiopia Baeda Maryam, and during his reign lived in peace with the Ethiopians.[3]

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  1. ^ Sihab ad-Din Ahmad bin 'Abd al-Qader, Futuh al-Habasa: The conquest of Ethiopia, translated by Paul Lester Stenhouse with annotations by Richard Pankhurst (Hollywood: Tsehai, 2003), p. 7. The Futuh mentions that he had a brother, Shams ad-Din bin Badlay, who had no issue. (ibid., p.8).
  2. ^ Richard Pankhurst, The Ethiopian Borderlands (Lawrenceville: Red Sea Press, 1997), p. 119
  3. ^ J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952), p. 81.
Preceded by
Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din
Walashma dynasty Succeeded by
Shams ad-Din ibn Muhammad