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date: 24 January 2021

Ha-Mim locked

(d. 927/8),
  • Ness Creighton

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prophet among the Madjkasa tribe of Berbers, was born Mann-Allah ibn Hafiz ibn ʿAmr; he was also known as Abu Muhammad. He first began to teach his religious beliefs in approximately 925. His religion appears to have persisted well after his death for an unknown period of time. However, it seems to have disappeared by the beginning of the eleventh century. Ha-Mim was killed in a battle against the Masmuda Berbers, in 927 or 928, just outside of Tangier. His lineage is given as Ha-Mim son of Mann Allah, son of Hariz, son of ʿAmr, son of U-Jeful, son of U-Zerual.

The Madjkasa Berber tribe is one of the Ghomara speaking Berber tribes of the Rif Atlas Mountains Specifically at this time the Madjkasa occupied territory near Tétouan Ghomara is one of the northern Berber languages and the Ghomara tribes have historically occupied an area in what is now northern ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of African Biography.

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