Yusuf Mahamud Ibrahim

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Yusuf Mahamud Ibrahim
يوسف محمود ابراهيم
3rd Sultan of the Geledi sultanate
Reign1798 - 1848
PredecessorMahamud Ibrahim
SuccessorAhmed Yusuf
DynastyGobroon Dynasty

Yusuf Mahamud Ibrahim (Somali: Yuusuf Maxamuud Ibrahiim, Arabic: يوسف محمود ابراهيم‎) was a Somali ruler. He was the third Sultan of the Geledi sultanate, reigning from 1798 to 1848.


Yusuf was the son of the Somali Sultan Mahamud Ibrahim, and the grandson of Ibrahim Adeer. His rule marked the start of the golden age of the Geledi.

Sultan Yusuf's army emerged victorious during the Bardheere Jihad, which restored stability in the region and revitalized the East African ivory trade. For his exploits, he received presents from and had cordial relations with the rulers of neighbouring and distant kingdoms alike, such as the Omani, Witu and Yemeni sultanates.

Preceded by
Mahamud Ibrahim
Geledi sultanate Succeeded by
Ahmed Yusuf

See also[edit]


  • Luling, Virginia (2002). Somali Sultanate: the Geledi city-state over 150 years. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0-7658-0914-1.