Yusuf ibn Tashfin

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Yusuf ibn Tashfin

(yo͞oso͝of` ĭ`bən täshfēn`), d. 1106, ruler in the dynasty of the AlmoravidsAlmoravids
, Berber Muslim dynasty that ruled Morocco and Muslim Spain in the 11th and 12th cent. The Almoravids may have originated in what is now Mauritania. The real founder was Abd Allah ibn Yasin, who by military force converted a number of Saharan tribes to his own
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 (c.1059–1106). A Muslim, he led the Berbers in N Africa, continued the conquest of Morocco, took Algeria, and founded (1062) Marrakech, which became his capital. When the petty Moorish kings of Spain appealed for help against the Christians, he entered S Spain and with the help of the local kings decisively defeated (1086) Alfonso VIAlfonso VI,
1030–1109, Spanish king of León (1065–1109) and Castile (1072–1109). He inherited León from his father, Ferdinand I. Defeated by his brother Sancho II of Castile, he fled to the Moorish court of Toledo.
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 of León and Castile. In 1090 he again invaded Spain. Turning conqueror, he annexed all the Moorish territories of Spain except Zarogoza. His empire was inherited by his son Ali.
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It was originally a fortified castle built by Almoravid dynasty during the era of Yusuf Ibn Tashfin and became an important place during the Almohad Caliphate.
On the contrary, it would only exacerbate these troubles, by removing the dynasties' traditional source of religious legitimacy without establishing any widely acceptable alternative.A better policy for rulers would be to follow the example of Ibn tashfin in seeking the support of one of the existing Caliphates.
Whether or not 'Abd Allah was acting in an official capacity, it can safely be said that he was not sure of Yusuf Ibn Tashfin's favor.
al-Abyari [Cairo: Dar al-Kitab al-Misri, and Beirut: Dar al-Kitab al-Lubnani, 1989], 3: 856), and conclusive evidence against it, as we will see below, is a letter that al-Ghazali wrote to Yusuf ibn Tashfin testifying that Abu Bakr and his father publicly praised the Almoravids in Mecca while on pilgrimage.
In the light of Katara's strategy of consolidating the unity between Qatar and all Arab nations by illustrating the aspects of their prominent distinctive civilisations, Sulaiti noted,"Today, we host our Moroccan friends to showcase the facets of their tradition and culture which have extensively enriched the Islamic and Arabic civilisations alike." He spoke about great Moroccan personalities such as Yusuf ibn Tashfin, o[umlaut]Abd al Karim al Khattabi and Tariq bin Ziyad, who have contributed to the Islamic history.
Even at a distance, he was a major supporter of the efforts of the Almoravid emir Yousuf Ibn Tashfin (1006-1106), who founded the city of Marrakech in today's Morocco.
Such activities are a stark contrast with the very name of the city, which was founded in 1062 by the first ruler of the Almoravid dynasty, Yusef Ibn Tashfin, and named for divine delights rather than worldly pleasures.
In the letter, the driver of the car bomb in the Nema attack is identified as Yusuf ibn Tashfin. Ibn Tashfin was the 11th century leader of the Almoravid (al-Murabitun) dynasty.
Moreover, only the loss of his fleet in a storm prevented the Almoravid leader, Yusuf ibn Tashfin, from invading in 1105 or 1106.