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a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain

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Born in Cordova (now Cordoba) in 1126 at the time of the Almoravids, Rushd was widely acknowledged as the Moorish intellectual who had the most profound effect on Western thought, because of his translation of the works of Aristotle.
The Almoravid conquest of al-Andalus, and of Seville in particular, was popular with broad sectors of the population, burdened with heavy taxes and terrified of the Christian kingdoms to the north that the ta'ifa states had proven unable to resist.
Although Ibn Bajjah remained in the Almoravid circle, he first moved to Seville before settling in Fez, Morocco, in 1139.
He likened himself to the Mahdi, a messianic figure popular with Muslim mystics, and raised an army to attack Almoravid governors who lacked sufficient faith and rigor.
Firstly, during the Almoravid and secondly, during the Almohad intrusions, which slowed the Christian advance by about two centuries (S.
Consider the case of the Almoravid Koubba, the only surviving building in Marrakech dating from the Almoravid dynasty, which founded the city.
For Levering Lewis, Islamic Spain, with the possible exception of the Almoravid (1086-1147) and Almohad (1147-1269) periods, to which he dedicates only a few pages, would have been a land of wine and roses, but for those aggressive and obscurantist Catholic kingdoms to the north.
It earns its place on this list as one of the few remaining examples of Almoravid architecture, a style named for the Berber dynasty that once had an empire which stretched more than 3,000km north to south, extending over present-day Morocco, Mauritania, southern Spain and Portugal, western present-day Algeria, and a part of what is now Mali.
5) Also, QMF's first official release states that it is the descendant of Yusef bin Tashfin (1061-1106 CE), the king of the Almoravid Berber kingdom, who conquered Morocco, founded Marrakesh, and reunited the Muslim Taifa kingdoms in al-Andalus, holding off the Christian reconquista.
In the 11th century, the religiously conservative Almoravid movement swept the Muslim kingdom of Andalusia in reaction to its liberal ways, especially its embrace of progressive thought and acceptance of non-Muslims.
The Berber Almoravid dynasty engaged in military conquest and by 1106 had conquered Morocco, the Maghrib as far east as Algiers, and large parts of Spain.
Los mas antiguos de los conservados corresponden a mediados del siglo XIII; son los de Aznar Lopez de Cadreita, de los anos 1240 y 1256, y le sigue el de Almoravid, de 1297.
This was followed by the Almoravid movement and the great empire of Mansa Musa.
He is so struck by the honor and virtue of Rodrigo that he dubs him al-Sayyid (El Cid, The Lord) and becomes Rodrigo's most loyal and trusted ally against Ben Yusuf and his Almoravid Moors from Africa.