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Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad : biography

- 1526

Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad () (reigned 1525–1526) was a Sultan of the Sultanate of Adal. The historian Richard Pankhurst credits Abu Bakr with founding the city of Harar,Richard Pankhurst, History of Ethiopian Towns (Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1982), p. 49. which he made his military headquarters in 1520.

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Category:Year of birth unknown Category:1526 deaths Category:16th-century monarchs in Africa Category:Walashma dynasty

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Abu Bakr organized Somali troops, then attacked Sultan Garad Abun ibn Adash of Adal and killed him, making himself sultan. However, his control over Adal was disputed by Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi, who eventually defeated Abu Bakr and killed him. The Imam then made Abu Bakr's brother, Umar Din, sultan.J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952), pp. 85f.

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