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Alids

 

descendants of Caliph Ali and Fatima. They founded several feudal dynasties in Muslim countries: the Idrisids in the Maghreb, the Sulayman dynasty in Mecca and then in Yemen, and the Sulayman (a different branch) in the Maghreb. Among other dynasties that considered themselves Alids were the Sa’adi dynasty (1525–1659) and the Filali Sharifs in Morocco (after 1664), and elsewhere, the Fatimids in North Africa and Egypt (910–1171), the Zaidites and other branches of the Alids in Tabaristan (864–928), and the Zaidites in Yemen (901–1962).

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