Shams ad-Din ibn Muhammad
|Shams ad-Din ibn Muhammad
شمس اد الدين بن محمد
|Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal|
During Shams ad-Din's reign, an army of the Emperor of Ethiopia Eskender invaded Adal (around 1479-1480) and seized Dakkar, destroying houses and places of worship; however, on its return home the Adal forces ambushed the Ethiopian army and inflicted heavy casualties. As a result, no further expeditions were sent against Adal by the Ethiopians until the reign of Emperor Na'od.
- In recounting the genealogy of the Walashma dynasty, Sihab ad-Din Ahmad states in his Futuh al-Habasa that Muhammad ibn Badley had two sons, one of whom might be the Habib he mentions soon after; the text is confusing here and the translation (Futuh al-Habasa: The conquest of Ethiopia, translated by Paul Lester Stenhouse with annotations by Richard Pankhurst [Hollywood: Tsehai, 2003], p. 7) does not offer any elucidation.
- Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), 295; Richard Pankhurst, History of Ethiopian Towns (Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1982), p. 49.
Muhammad ibn Badlay
|Walashma dynasty||Succeeded by
Muhammad ibn Azhar ad-Din