Muhammed IV, Sultan of Granada

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Muhammed IV (1315 – August 25, 1333) was the Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula from 1325 to 1333. He was the son of Ismail I, Sultan of Granada and the sixth Nasrid ruler of Granada in Iberia. He succeeded his father at ten years old.

Muhammed IV was an accomplished rider, but subject to the influence of his court ministers and his paternal grandmother Fatima, due to his youth. The Battle of Teba took place on 25 August 1330, below the Castillo de la Estrella, Teba. It was part of the war being conducted by Alfonso XI of Castile, against Muhammed IV between 1312 and 1350.

Muhammad IV was killed 25 August 1333 at the age of eighteen and was buried at Malaga the next day.[1] Like his father Ismail I, he was assassinated.[1] Granada's nobles who resented his alliance with the Moroccan sultans arranged for his death while he was returning from Algeciras to Granada.[1] His younger brother Yusuf I succeeded him.[1]



  • Fernández-Puertas, Antonio (April 1997). "The Three Great Sultans of al-Dawla al-Ismā'īliyya al-Naṣriyya Who Built the Fourteenth-Century Alhambra: Ismā'īl I, Yūsuf I, Muḥammad V (713-793/1314-1391)". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Third Series. Vol. 7 (No. 1). 

Muhammed IV, Sultan of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1315 Died: 1333
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ismail I
Sultan of Granada
Succeeded by
Yusuf I