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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Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Conquest of Abyssinia. The Yamani author was an eyewitness of several of the battles he describes, and is an invaluable source.
Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi
His book, which is full of human, and at times tragic, drama, makes a major contribution to our knowledge of a crucially important period in the hisoty of Ethiopia and Horn of Africa. The forces of Imam Ahmad bin Ibrahim had occupied the greater part of Ethiopia.
The resistance of Emperor Lebna Dengel had virtually come to an end, and many Christians had chosen to convert to Islam. The victorious Imam’s regime seemed there to stay. This was, however, far from the end of the story.
The Imam was killed in battle on February 21,whereupon his army almost immediately disintegrated. Those of his soldiers who could do so made their way back to the East. Not a few Muslim converts reverted to their former faith.
The Futuh thus refers to a relatively short, though crucially habawha, period in Ethiopia’s long history. The book is nevertheless valuable, in that its author was an eye-witness of many of the events he describes, and writes, as far as we can judge, with a degree of objectivity rare for his time.
Uthman also known as Arab Faqih It is particularly useful for English-speaking researchers and established scholars who cannot read either the Arabic text or the authoritative French translation prepared by Rene Basset He is a leading historian of Islam in Ethiopia. His short lived spectacular victories and determination to replace Christianity by Islam and the remarkable survival of Christianity in Ethiopia” is a story of epic proportions” which still generates strong emotion among both the Christian and the Muslim population of Ethiopia.
In other words, Imam Ahmad’s jihadic war besides being legendary was a major turning point This is truly a wonderful work, which is destined to remain an indispensable source for the history of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa during the first half of the tumultuous sixteenth century. Anyone interested in understanding the intensity and brutality of religious war will be rewarded by reading this classic.
Futūḥ al-Ḥabasha – Brill Reference
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