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Saadi dynasty

The Saadi dynasty or Saadian dynasty (Arabic: السعديون‎ as-saʿadiūn) was an Arab Moroccan dynasty, which ruled Morocco from 1549 to 1659. From 1509 to 1549, they had ruled only in the south of Morocco. Although still recognizing the Wattasids as…
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Marinid dynasty

The Marinid dynasty (Berber: Imrinen; Arabic: المرينيون‎ Marīniyūn) or Banu abd al-Haqq was a Sunni Muslim dynasty of Zenata Berber descent that ruled Morocco from the 13th to the 15th century. In 1244, the Marinid rulers overthrew the Almohad Caliphate, which controlled Morocco. The Marinid dynasty briefly…
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Alaouite dynasty

The Alaouite dynasty, or Alawite dynasty (Arabic: سلالة العلويين الفيلاليين‎, Sulālat al-ʿAlawiyyīn al-Fīlālīyn), is the current Moroccan royal family. The name Alaouite comes from the ‘Alī of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin, whose descendant Sharif ibn Ali became Prince…
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Almohad Caliphate

The Almohad Caliphate, “the monotheists” or “the unifiers”) was a Moroccan Berber Muslim movement and empire founded in the 12th century. The Almohad movement was founded by Ibn Tumart among the Berber Masmuda tribes of southern Morocco. Around 1120, the…
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Almoravid dynasty

The Almoravid dynasty was an imperial Berber Muslimdynasty centered in Morocco. It established an empire in the 11th century that stretched over the western Maghreb and Al-Andalus. Founded by Abdallah ibn Yasin, the Almoravid capital was Marrakesh, a city the ruling house…
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Idris I of Morocco

Idris I (Arabic: إدريس الأول‎), also known as Idris ibn Abdillah, was the founder of the Idrisid dynasty in part of northern Morocco in alliance with the Berber tribe of Awraba. He ruled from 788…