Emirs of Córdoba
The Emirate of Córdoba (Arabic: إمارة قرطبة, Imārah Qurṭuba) was an independent emirate in the Iberian Peninsula between 756 and 929 with Córdoba as its capital.After the Umayyad conquest of Hispania...
Mozarab
The Mozarabs (Spanish: mozárabes [moˈθaɾaβes]; Portuguese: moçárabes [muˈsaɾɐβɨʃ]; Catalan: mossàrabs [muˈsaɾəps]; Arabic: مستعرب‎ trans. musta'rab, "Arabized") were Iberian Chri...
Nasrid dynasty
The Nasrid dynasty (Arabic: بنو نصر‎ banū Naṣr) was the last Muslim dynasty in Spain, ruling the Emirate of Granada from 1232 until 1492. The Nasrid dynasty rose to power after the defeat of...
Yusuf III, Sultan of Granada
Yusuf III (Arabic: يوسف الثالث‎) (1374–1417) was the thirteenth Nasrid Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula from 1408 to 1417. He inherited...
Ibn Tufail
Ibn Tufail (c. 1105 – 1185) (full Arabic name: أبو بكر محمد بن عبد الملك بن محمد بن طفيل القيسي الأندلسي Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Muhammad ibn Tufail al-Qaisi al-Andalusi; Latinize...
Al-Zuhri
For the hadith scholar Al-Zuhri see Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri.Mohammed Ibn Abu Bakr al-Zuhri of Granada (fl. 1130s-50s) was a geographer. He was the writer of a notable work, Kitab al-Jaghrafiyya (Book of G...
Abd al-Rahman Sanchuelo
Abd al-Rahman Sanchuelo (983 – 3 March 1009), born and died in Córdoba, was the son of Almanzor that became chief minister of Hisham II, Caliph of Córdoba. His originally Christian mother was Ab...
Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi
Abû ‘Uthman Sa’îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi (30 December 1204- 9 January 1282) (Arabic: أبو عثمان سعيد بن الحكم القرشي‎) was the first Ra’îs of Manûrqa (modern Minorca) (1234-1287).
Sa’îd ibn...
Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi
Musa ibn Musa al-Qasawi (Arabic: موسى بن موسى القسوي) (Circa 790 – 26 September 862) was leader of the muwallad Banu Qasi clan and ruler of a semi-autonomous principality in the upper Ebro valley...
Morayma
Maryam bint Ibrahim al-athar (1467–1493) was the last sultana of Granada as the spouse of Muhammad XII of Granada. She has been used as an inspiration by many authors and often portrayed within fictio...
Abu al-Majd ibn Abi al-Hakam
Abu al-Majd ibn Abi al-Hakam (Arabic: أفضل الدولة أبو المجد محمد بن أبي الحكم عبيد اللَّه بن المظفر بن عبد اللَّه الباهلي‎; d. 1174 CE) was an Andalusian physician, musician and astrologer o...
Count Cassius
Count Cassius (flourished in the eighth century A.D.), also called "Count Casius", (Arabic: قَسِىّ قُومِس‎, "Kasi kūmis", or "Qasi qūmis"), was the Hispano-Roman or Visigothic nobleman who f...
Ibn al-Kattani
Abu Abd Allah Muhammad ibn al-Husayn Ibn al-Kattani (951–1029), sometimes nicknamed "al-Mutatabbib" (the physician), was a well known Moorish scholar, philosopher, physician, astrologer, man of letter...
Umar ibn Hafsun
`Umar ibn Hafsun ibn Ja'far ibn Salim (Arabic: عمر بن حَفْصُون بن جعفر بن سالم) (c. 850 – 917), known in Spanish history as Omar ben Hafsun, was a 9th-century Christian leader of anti-Ummayad forces ...
Ibn al-Saffar
Abu al‐Qasim Ahmad ibn Abd Allah ibn Umar al‐Ghafiqī ibn al-Saffar al‐Andalusi (Born in Cordoba, died in the year 1035 at Denia), Ibn al-Saffar (literally: son of the brass worker). He was a close col...
Yusuf IV, Sultan of Granada
Yusuf IV (died 1432) was the sixteenth Nasrid ruler of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula in 1432. He was known as Yusuf Ibn al-Mawl, or in Spanish, Abenalmao. A maternal grandson of Muh...
Abdul-Wahid I, Almohad Caliph
Abu Muhammad Abd al-Wahid 'al-Makhlu' (also known as Abd al-Wahid I, Arabic: أبو محمد عبد الواحد بن يوسف‎ Abū Muḥammad ‘Abd al-Wāhid bin Yūsuf) was the Almohad Caliph of Morocco for less tha...
Ibn al-Kammad
Abu Jafar Ahmad ibn Yusuf ibn al‐Kammad (died 1195) was a Muslim astronomer born in Seville, Al-Andalus. He is known to have been educated in Cordoba by the students of Al-Zarqali. His works such as a...
Ismail II, Sultan of Granada
Ismail II (October 2, 1338 – June 24, 1360), was the second son of Yusuf I and the ninth Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula. He reigned from A...
Ubayd Allah Abu Marwan
Ubayd Allah (Arabic: عبيد الله‎), known as Abu Marwan (Arabic: أبو مروان‎), was a general in the service of Emir Abd ar-Rahman II of Córdoba. He was an uncle of the Emir Al-Hakam I...
Bahlul Ibn Marzuq
Bahlul Ibn Marzuq (died 802) was a Vascon-Muslim, the son of a local lord named Marzuq ibn Uskara ("son of a Basque"). He rebelled in Zaragoza against the Arab-Muslim government of Al-Andalus in 798, ...
Ibn Bassam
Ibn Bassam (Ibn Bassam Al-Shantarini) was a poet and historian from al-Andalus. He was born in Santarém (sometimes spelled Shantarin or Xantarin) and died in 1147. Ibn Bassam describes how the incessa...