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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On April 4, after the two unfamiliar armies had exchanged messages and stared at each other for a few days, Gama formed his troops into an infantry square and marched against the Imam’s lines, repelling successive waves of Muslim attacks with musket and cannon.

Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi c. The Yamani author was an eyewitness of several of the battles he describes, and is an invaluable source. Enjoy browsing these books on New York City. A special order item habsaha limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier.

Understanding the need to act swiftly, Gama on April 16 futyh formed a square which he led against Imam Ahmad’s camp. The imam went back to his city of Harar, taking the tribe of Marraihan with him. The Solomonic side of the story is represented in the royal chronicles of Emperor Lebna Dengel and his son, Emperor Gelawdewos. His wife Bati del Wambara managed to escape the battlefield with a remnant of the Turkish soldiers, and they made their way back to Harar, where she gutuh his followers.


Their chieftain was a man fond of intrigue and procrastination.

Futuh Al-Habasha: The Conquest of Abyssinia (Futuh Al-Habasa)

Book ratings by Goodreads. I have often had villagers in northern Ethiopia point out sites of towns, forts, churches and monasteries destroyed by Gragn as if these catastrophes had occurred only yesterday.

This was, however, far from the end of the story. His empire ended with his own death.

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Intent on avenging her husband’s death, she married his nephew Nur ibn Mujahid on condition that Nur would avenge Imam Ahmad’s defeat. Looking for beautiful books? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Although one could use the evidence of the Futuh to argue that Imam Ahmad was not a Somali, it is clear that he had many connections to the Somali people.

The Imam was killed in battle on February 21,whereupon his army almost immediately disintegrated. To find out more, including how to control cookies, habassha here: The Imam was killed by a Portuguese musketeer, who was mortally wounded in avenging Gama’s death.

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. His book, which is full of human, and at times tragic, drama, makes a major contribution to our knowledge of haabsha crucially important period in the hisoty of Ethiopia and Horn of Africa.


The Ethiopians were forced to ask for help from the Portuguesewho landed at the port of Massawa on February 10,during the reign of the emperor Gelawdewos.

He is the author of The Oromo of Ethiopia: Haile Selassie referred to him in his memoirs.

Some restrictions futuj apply to use of individual images which are separately licensed. Not a few Muslim converts reverted to their former faith. Kraus Reprint Limited, To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats.

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This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. Ask the seller a question. Previous Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Oxford University Press,and a complete translation of the Futuh al-habasa by Paul Lester Stenhouse was published by the Tsehai in The Yamani author was an eyewitness of several of the battles he describes, and is an invaluable source.