|Umar Din |
|Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal|
Umar Din was made Sultan by his brother, Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi after he killed Abu Bakr in 1526, and ruled at least until the Imam was killed in battle in 1542. Although Trimingham describes the Sultan as the Imam's puppet, the Futuh al-Habasa of Sihab ad-Din records that the Sultan and the Imam quarrelled over the distribution of the alms tax at some point between the Battle of Shimbra Kure and the Battle of Amba Sel, which led to Imam Ahmad leaving Harar to live amongst his fellow Somalis in Zeila for some time. This suggests Umar Din wielded some power of his own.
- J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952), p. 86.
- 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), pp. 101-105
Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad
|Walashma dynasty||Succeeded by|
Ali ibn Umar Din