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Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

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Sayyid Muhammad `Abd Allāh al-Hasan
Sayid Maxamed Cabdille Xasan
محمّد عبد اللّه حسن
Born7 April 1856
Died21 December 1920 (aged 64)
Other namesMAH[1]
Sayyid Mah[1]
Mad Mullah
Father of the Somali nation[2] Sayyid
Emir of the Somali
OrganizationDervish movement
Known forLeader of Dervish movement
Statue of Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in Mogadishu, Somalia

Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (7 April 1856 – 21 December 1920, also known as Sayyid Maxamed Cabdulle Xasan) was the emir of Diiriye Guure.[3] Diiriye Guure headed the successor state of the Dhulbahante garaadship. [4] Then, Diiriye Guure started the Dervish movement in Somalia and led the Khatumo region from 1896 until 1920.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Abbink, GJ (2003). Dervishes,'moryaan'and freedom fighters: cycles of rebellion and the fragmentation of Somali society, 1900-2000. p. 38. formally declared by Sayyid Mohammed 'Abdulle Hassan (1864-1920), (abbreviated as MAH)
  2. Abdi, Abdi Abdulqadir Sheik. "Divine madness: Mohammed Abdulle Hassan (1856–1920)." (1993).
  3. "Official History of the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04". 1907.
  4. "Sayyid Maxamed Cabdulle Xasan | Somalian leader". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-08-21.