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al-Mahdī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (Ṣāḥib al-Mawāhib)
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al-Mahdī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Ḥasan b. al-Qāsim (r. 1097–1130/1686–1718)—widely known as Ṣāḥib al-Mawāhib (“Lord of al-Mawāhib”)—was Imām and ruler of the Qāsimī line (c.1000–1382/c.1592–1962) of Zaydī Shīʿī Imāms in Yemen. He was the great-grandson of the founder of that line, Imām al-Manṣūr bi-llāh al-Qāsim b. Muḥammad (r. 1006–29/1597–1620). The wars of succession preceding his rule have been compared by modern scholars to the wars between the amīrs of the rival principalities in al-Andalus (mulūk al-ṭawāʾif) following the collapse of the Umayyad caliphate of Cór…

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Heibach, Jens, “al-Mahdī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (Ṣāḥib al-Mawāhib)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35990>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004435971, 20210901, 2021-5



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