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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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Tashfin: Ibn Khaldun has 'ahd al-khilafa (see Levi-Provencal, "Le titre souverain des Almoravides et sa legitimation par le califat 'abbaside," Arabica 2 [1955]: 269); al-Ghazali uses the term taqlid, "appointment" (an answer from the caliph had not yet been received when al-Ghazali wrote his letter); and the wazir Ibn al-Jahir, writing in the name of the caliph, speaks of 'aqd al-wilaya, "contract of deputyship" (Shawahid al-jilla, 296).
La ville de Rabat dispose de nombreux sites et monuments historiques, souligne le journal, citant a cet egard la celebre Tour Hassan, minaret d'une hauteur de 44,3 m d'une mosquee inachevee datant de l'epoque du Sultan Yacoub El Mansour, le mausolee Mohammed V, l'ancienne medina, le souk des tapis et la Kasbah des Oudayas, une forteresse erigee par les Almoravides au XIIe siecle.
Histoire des Musulmans d'Espagne, jusqu'a la conquete de l'Andalousiepar les Almoravides (711-1110).
(18) The Almoravides, a fundamentalist group from northern Africa that came to Spain in 1086, considered ribat an important act of worship.
"Taifas, almoravides y almohades." Historia de las Espanas medievales.