Almoravids


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Almoravids

Berber Islamic tribesmen conquering Morocco and Algeria 1054–1147 and southern Spain 1085–1118. They succumbed to Christian reconquest.
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With the Islamic State's power diminishing in Syria and Iraq, international voices warned against the consequences of the organization's fighters moving to more vulnerable geographical regions that are more susceptible to terror's growth , especially the African Sahel which includes states that suffer from political, economic and security issues on the borders, and which are also permeated with extremist trans-border organizations, such as Almoravids and Al-Qaeda in countries of the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar al-Din Macina Brigades and Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin that are predominantly active in Mali, and finally, the new branch of ISIS in the Sahara.
The splendid courts of such Moroccan dynasties as the Almoravids and the Almohads, with their ties to and influence in Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada, were indeed a vital link in civilization.
In the fourth chapter, "The Myth of Umayyad Tolerance," Fernandez-Morera refutes the argument that the tolerance and liberality of the earlier Umayyad dynasty of Cordoba were ended only because of the triumph of the Almoravids and Almohads: "The celebrated Umayyads actually elevated religious and political persecutions, inquisitions, beheadings, impalings, and crucifixions to heights unequaled by any other set of rulers before or after in Spain" (120).
Born in Cordova (now Cordoba) in 1126 at the time of the Almoravids, Rushd was widely acknowledged as the Moorish intellectual who had the most profound effect on Western thought, because of his translation of the works of Aristotle.
Baadj traces the conflict for North Africa between the Almohad dynasty based in al-Andalus and the western Maghrib; the Banu Ghaniya, a branch of the Almoravids, from whom the Almohad had taken power, now established on Majorca; and the forces of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.
When the Almoravids overthrew the kingdom of Seville that Abu Bakr's father served as a wazir, the family's property was confiscated.
After Granada was captured by the Almoravids around 1090, however, its Jews had to abandon the city again.
Ibn Khaldun was able to show how periods of urbane tolerance and laxity by Muslims in the western Mediterranean were regularly interrupted by the arrival and rule of rigorous fundamentalists such as the Almoravids and the Almohads, who strictly and brutally enforced sharia.
The Almoravids (1040-1147), and the Almohads (1121-1269) after them, also occupied parts of the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula.
North Africa, Islam and the Mediterranean world: from the Almoravids to the Algerian war, Frank Cass, London.
We have been like this since the Almoravids, if not the Idrissids before them.