Imaam Abdullah "al-Mahdi Billah" Imaam Husain "Radi Abdullah", 1st Fatimid Caliph (874 - 934)

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Nicknames: "Abu Muhammad Abdallah al-Mahdi Billah/ أبو محمد عبيد الله المهدي بالله‎"
Place of Burial: Cairo, Egypt
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Death: Died in Mahdia, Egypt
Managed by: Ali Hassan Khalil
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About Imaam Abdullah "al-Mahdi Billah" Imaam Husain "Radi Abdullah", 1st Fatimid Caliph

Progenitor of Fatimid Imamate (Caliphate) of Egypt.

11th Shia Ismai'li Imaam/ 1st Fatimid Caliph

  • Date of Ascension: 268 AH (881 AD)
  • Period of Imamate: 54 Years
  • Wilaadat (Birth): 12th Shawwal 260 AH (3rd August 874 AD)
  • Wafaat (Death): 15th Rabi ul-Awwal 322 AH (9th March 934 AD)

Source 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Mahdi

Source 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_al-Mahdi_Billah

Source 3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubayd_Allah_al-Mahdi_Billah

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ID: I180880

Name: Al-Mahdi I Fatimid , Caliph In Egypt 1

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 845 1

Birth: ABT 870 1

Death: 933 1

Event: Relationship to Spouse 2nd Cousin once removed 1

Occupation: BET 909 AND 934 First Fatimid Caliph of Egypt 1

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In 908 the Isma'ilis, with the help of the Berber Kutama tribes, succeed ed in setting up a Fatimid kingdom in Qayrouan. From this springboard th ey later conquered Egypt and established the Fatimid Caliphate as a riv al to the 'Abassid Empire of Baghdad. Many Berber tribes then became Shi' a, leaving the Kharijism they had accepted in the preceeding century.

The Fatimids however were more interested in the eastern Arab world and lo st interest in the Maghreb. Without a strong central government, Berber tr ibes again fought each other, none of them being strong enough to establi sh its dominance. The wars between the Sanhajah tribes of the east, fighti ng for the Shi'a-Isma'ili Fatimids of Cairo and the western Zanatah trib es fighting for the Sunni Ummayyad Caliphs of Cordoba evolved into a Hundr ed Years War of the Maghreb.

Father: Radu u din 'Abdullah ibn Taqi al-Husayn b: ABT 825

Marriage 1 Obeidallah bint al-Husayn b: ABT 846

Children

Muhammad al-Qa'im , Caliph of Egypt b: ABT 866

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