Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar al-Hintātī
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Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar b. Yaḥyā al-Hintātī (c. 482–571/1090–1175 or 1176) was a chief architect of the Almohad (al-Muwaḥḥidūn) empire and a close companion of the Mahdī of the Almohads, Ibn Tūmart, and his successors. His original Berber name was Faskāt ū-Mzāl Īntī. Ibn Tūmart changed his name to Abū Ḥafṣ, the name borne by one of the Companions of the prophet Muḥammad. Abū Ḥafṣ had established his family as one that was consistently loyal to the original Almohad unitarian doctrine (tawḥīd) of Ibn Tūmart. Abū Ḥafṣ's grandson Abū Zakariyyāʾ Yahyā b. ʿAbd al-Waḥīd broke away from Ibn…

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Fromherz, Allen J., “Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar al-Hintātī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22613>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2



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