Yahya ibn Muhammad

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Yahya I
يحيى الأول
Sultan of Morocco
PredecessorAli ibn Muhammad
SuccessorYahya II ibn Yahya
FatherMuhammad ibn Idris
ReligionZaydi Shia Islam

Yahya ibn Muhammad (Arabic: يحيى بن محمد‎) was the fifth Idrisid ruler and sultan of Morocco.[1]

A son of previous sultan Muhammad ibn Idris, he took over the rule in Morocco after the death of his heirless uncle Ali I in 848. During his rule, which saw no significant conflicts, he settled in Fes numerous immigrants from Al-Andalus and Ifriqiya, which had been expelled after revolting against the Umayyad and Aghlabids respectively. He also commissioned several relevant construction in the city, the mosque of Al-Karaouine and of al-Andalus (859).

He died in 864, aged around 35. He was succeeded by his son Yahya II ibn Yahya.


  1. ^ The Living and the Dead in Islam: Epitaphs in context By Werner Diem, Marco Schöller. p 196.

Preceded by
Ali I
Idrisid dynasty
Succeeded by
Yahya II