ATLAS MOUTAINS, MOROCCO 2004

Almohad Movement

“The Almohad movement was started by Ibn Tumart among the Masmuda tribes of southern Morocco. The Almohads first established a Berber state in Tinmel in the Atlas Mountains in roughly 1120.[7] They succeeded in overthrowing the ruling Almoravids in governing Morocco by 1147, when Abd al-Mu’min al-Gumi (r. 1130–1163) conquered Marrakech and declared himself Caliph. They then extended their power over all of the Maghreb by 1159. Al-Andalus followed the fate of North Africa and all Islamic Iberia was under Almohad rule by 1172.”[8 (Wikipedia)

 

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ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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