Fatimid Caliph Al Mansur Bi Nasr Allah

19 Mar 2021  Fri

Abu Tahir Isma'il better known by his regnal name al-Mansur bi-Nasr Allah was the third caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate in Ifriqiya, ruling from 946 until his death.

He presided over a period of crisis, having to confront the large-scale Kharijite rebellion of Abu Yazid. He succeeded in suppressing the revolt and restoring the stability of the Fatimid regime.

At the time of his accession, the Fatimid Caliphate was undergoing one of its most critical moments: a large-scale rebellion under the Kharijite Berber preacher Abu Yazid had overrun Ifriqiya and was threatening the capital al-Mahdiya itself.

He died on 19 March, leaving his realm to his son Ma'ad, who became caliph as al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah. Depicted here is gold Dinar minted during his reign from the new capital Al Mansuriya. The obverse of a coin depicts “La Ilaha Illallah Wahdahu La Sharikalahu”.

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