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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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Ibn Tumart, the founder of the Almoravid dynasty, encouraged Ibn Bajjah to discuss religious matters with him, given the latter's love of knowledge.
Consider the case of the Almoravid Koubba, the only surviving building in Marrakech dating from the Almoravid dynasty, which founded the city.
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.
A Tuareg Berber and a disciple of the religious leader Mahdi Mohammed ibn-Tumart; leader of the Almohad sect after Tumart's death (1130), he struggled with the waning Almoravid dynasty for control of Morocco (1130-1140); assumed the title of caliph (1140); defeated the Almoravids in Morocco (1140-1147) and invaded Spain (1145); captured Cordoba (1148), Almeria (1151), and Granada (1154), subduing all of Muslim Spain; repulsed an invasion of southern Spain by Alfonso VII of Castile and Leon (1157); led a series of campaigns east along the African coast, subjugating North Africa as far as western Tripolitania (1149-1160); died in 1163.
His grandfather, the influential Abdul Walid Mohammad, was the chief judge of CEaArdoba, under the Almoravid dynasty.