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, Ar. Banū Naṣr , also known as Banu ’l-Aḥmar , so called from the name of Muḥammad b. Yūsuf Ibn Naṣr Ibn al-Aḥmar, founder of what was to be the last major Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula, ruling a kingdom in the far south of Spain from its capital city, Granada (G̲h̲arnāṭa [q.v.]) and claiming as its remote ancestor the Khazrad̲j̲ī leader Saʿd b. ʿUbāda, a Companion of the Prophet. Although the dynasty was born on 26 Ramaḍān 629/18 April 1232, its association with Granada dates only from around Ramaḍān 634/May 1237 when that city passed i…

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Latham, J.D. and Fernández-Puertas, A., “Naṣrids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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