Zirid dynasty

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Zirid dynasty
Capital Ashir (before 1057)r
Kairouan (until 1057)
Mahdia (after 1057)
Languages Berber, Classical Arabic, African Romance
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Monarchy
 •  973–984 Buluggin ibn Ziri
 •  1121–1152 Abul-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali
 •  Established 973
 •  Disestablished 1152
Currency Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Fatimid Caliphate
Hammadid dynasty
Almohad dynasty

The Zirid dynasty were a Berber group. They were from what is now modern Algeria. The capital was Kairouan.

The Hammadids came from this group.

Zirid rulers[change | change source]

  • Abul-Futuh Sayf ad-Dawla Bologhine Ibn Ziri (973-983)
  • Abul-Fat'h al-Mansur ibn Buluggin (983-995)
  • Abu Qatada Nasir ad-Dawla Badis ibn Mansur (995-1016)
  • Sharaf ad-Dawla al-Muizz ibn Badis (1016–1062) declared independence from the Fatimids 1048, changed capital to Mahdia in 1057 after Kairouan was lost to the Banu Hilal.
  • Abu Tahir Tamim ibn al-Muizz (1062–1108); changed the khutba to refer to the Abbasid Caliph in 1087, marking a final break with the Fatimids.
  • Yahya ibn Tamim (1108–1131)
  • Ali ibn Yahya (1115–1121)
  • Abul-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali (1121–1152)