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Zirid territory (green) at its maximum extent around the year 980
|Status||Vassals of the Fatimid Caliphate (972–1048) |
|Capital||Achir (before 1014), Kairouan (from 1014 to 1057),|
Mahdia (after 1057)
|Common languages||Berber (primary), Maghrebi Arabic, African Latin, Hebrew|
|Religion||Islam (Shia Islam, Sunni, Ibadi), Christianity (Roman Catholicism), Judaism|
|Buluggin ibn Ziri|
|Abu'l-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali|
|Today part of|
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)
References[change | change source]
- Phillip C. Naylor (15 January 2015). North Africa, Revised Edition: A History from Antiquity to the Present. University of Texas Press. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-292-76190-2.