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ʿAbd Allāh b. Ismāʿīl
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, ʿAlawid [q.v.] sultan of Morocco, whose first reign started 4 S̲h̲aʿbān 1141/5 March 1729, while his last ended with his death 27 Ṣafar 1171/10 Nov. 1757.

This sovereign was in fact deposed several times, five times according to the Arabic historians, and as often recalled to power. For the good order established in Morocco under Mawlāy Ismāʿīl [q.v.] was at that time but a memory. When ʿAbd Allāh assumed power, two of his brothers, Aḥmad al-Ḏh̲ahabī and ʿAbd al-Malik, had been fighting for it for two years, and had roused, by their mutual bids and t…

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Tourneau, R. le, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Ismāʿīl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0052>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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