ʿAbd al-Muʾmin
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b. ʿAlī b. ʿAlwī b. Yaʿlā al-Kūmī Abū Muḥammad , successor of the Mahdī Ibn Tūmart [q.v.] in the leadership of the reformist movement of tawḥīd , known as the Almohad movement (see al-muwaḥḥidūn ), and founder of the Muʾminid dynasty, which in the West, in the 6th/12th century, took the place of the kingdoms of Ifrīḳiya and of the Almoravid dynasty of Morocco and of Spain, with its capital at Marrākus̲h̲ [q.v.].

The history of the origins of the Almohad movement and of the reign of ʿAbd al-Muʾmin has been illuminated and in large measure reinterpreted since the prese…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “ʿAbd al-Muʾmin”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0109>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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