Muhammad ibn Badlay
|Muhammad ibn Badlay
محمد بن بادلاي
|Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal|
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. 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.
- 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).
- Richard Pankhurst, The Ethiopian Borderlands (Lawrenceville: Red Sea Press, 1997), p. 119
- J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952), p. 81.
Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din
|Walashma dynasty||Succeeded by
Shams ad-Din ibn Muhammad