The Battle of Antukyah was fought in between Adal Sultanate forces under Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi and the Abyssinian army under Eslamu. The Futuh al-Habasha compared the number of dead and wounded to the previous. as Arab Faqih) Futuh Al-Habasa: The Conquest of Abyssinia [16th Century] none compares with Futuh Al-Habasa Futuh Al-Habasha instead of Habasa. Futuh Al-Habasha: The Conquest of Abyssinia (Futuh Al-Habasa). by Sihab ad- Din Ahmad bin Abd al-Qader bin Salem bin Utman. Condition: Used:Good.

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This was, however, far from the end of the story. The survivors and Emperor Gelawdewos were afterward able to join forces and, drawing on the Portuguese supplies, attacked Ahmad on February 21,in the Battle of Wayna Daga, where their 9, troops managed to defeat the 15, soldiers under Imam Ahmad.

Imam Ahmad has traditionally sometimes been interpreted as being an Arab in Ethiopia, [1] though he is more often represented as an ethnic Somali. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Not a few Muslim converts reverted to their former faith.

Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi – New World Encyclopedia

You are commenting using your Twitter account. He is a leading historian of Islam in Ethiopia. Email required Address never made public. The Imam was killed in battle on February 21,whereupon his army almost immediately uabasha.

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Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Imam Ahmad’s success in Ethiopia led to an early European intervention in Africa when the Ethiopian Emperor asked the Portuguese to assist in repelling the Muslim army. The forces of Imam Ahmad bin Ibrahim had occupied the greater part of Ethiopia. Extremely wily, he loved double-dealing and swindles. Ahmad’s invasion of Ethiopia is described in detail in the Futuh al-habasa “The Conquest of Ethiopia”written in Arabic by Ahmad’s follower Sihab ad-Din Admad ibn ‘Abd-al-Qadir, in its current version incomplete, covering the story only tonarrating the Imam’s raids on the islands of Lake Tana.


He used the term jihad to describe his campaign.

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Not a few Muslim converts reverted to their former faith. Find Rare Habaxha Book Value. Brief information by the book provided by Amazon. Oxford University Press,and a complete translation of the Futuh al-habasa by Paul Lester Stenhouse was published by the Tsehai in Sign up to receive offers and updates: Be sure to check out our cook books and food section of our rare book room.

It habasna said that the majority of people in the territory he conquered converted to Islam. There are a number of clues in the Futuh worth considering. We know that the imam was only twenty-one when he sl the patrician Degalhan see p. Thereupon Hirabu appointed his nephew to command the Marraihan and they rallied around the imam -ninety cavalry and more than seven-hundred footsoldiers- with Hirabu bringing up the rear.

His empire ended with his own death. Gama himself, badly wounded, was captured with ten of his men and, after refusing an offer to spare his life if he would convert to Islam, was executed.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Initially, the Imam attacked Ethiopia in retaliation for an attack on his own Haabasha, then continued to subjugate Ethiopia.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The victorious Imam’s regime seemed there to stay. What makes Biblio different?

A dispute had arisen between them and their companions in another tribe called the Marraihan whose emir was called Hirabu, so the imam Ahmed sent a message to Hirabu emir of the Somalis, to make peace between them. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Since Adal was known for its multi-ethnic population, this achievement testifies to Imam Ahmad’s leadership skills.


He is also referred to haabasha a Muslim reformer, with the title of Imam. Castanhoso laments that “the victory would have been complete this day had we only one hundred horses to finish it: Here are some of the quotes from the book, we think are significant: The Best Books of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi c. This battle ended when Imam Ahmad was wounded in the leg by a chance shot; seeing his banners signal retreat, habxsha Portuguese and their Ethiopian allies fell upon the disorganized Muslims, who suffered losses but managed to reform next to the river on the vutuh side.

This is truly a wonderful work, which is destined to remain an indispensable source for the futih of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa during the first half of the tumultuous sixteenth century.

He is the author of The Oromo of Ethiopia: Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? Meanwhile, due to casualties and other duties, Gama’s force was reduced to musketeers.

Battle of Antukyah

The tribe of the Marraihan was, however, wavering. The resistance of Emperor Lebna Dengel had virtually come to an end, and many Christians had chosen to convert to Islam.

In Ethiopia, he is remembered as a bloodthirsty interloper. Previous Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

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