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Abu Hafs Umar al-Murtada’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSultan of Morocco
Is Politician
From Morocco
Type Politics
Gendermale
Death

1266

Abū Ḥafṣ ‘Umar al-Murtaḍā (Arabic: أبو حفص المرتضى عمر بن أبي إبراهيم اسحاق بن يوسف بن عبد المؤمن‎; died 1266) was an Almohad caliph who reigned over part of Morocco from 1248 until his death.

During his time as caliph, the area of Morocco under Almohad control was reduced to the region around and including Marrakech. He was forced to pay tribute to the Marinids. He was ousted by his cousin Abu al-Ula al-Wathiq Idris with the help of Marinid ruler Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Abd Al-Haqq, with Idris II then proclaiming himself as caliph.

Sources

  • Julien, Charles-André. Histoire de l’Afrique du Nord, des origines à 1830, Payot, Paris, 1994.
Preceded by
Abu al-Hasan as-Said al-Mutadid
Almohad dynasty
1248–1266
Succeeded by
Idris II