Biography of King of la taifa de Alpuente Muhammad I (¿-1042)

Second King of the taifa of Alpuente born date unknown and died in 1042. Son of Abdallah ibn Qasim al - Fihri, the noble family of Berber origin of the Banu Qasim. Came to power after the death of his father in year 1030.y served as the tasks of Government for twelve years until his death. Upon his arrival in power adopted the title of Yumn al - Dawla. His reign was characterized by tranquility since it preferred to stay aside from the events that led to the final collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba.

Muhammad I benefited from the great stability achieved by his father, Abdallah ibn Qasim al - Fihri, during his reign to reach power peacefully to his death in the year 1030. He/She was part of one of the most respected families in the area, the Banu Qasim; This family had been in power in Alpuente, as governors and security guards from the border with the Christian kingdoms, from the arrival of the Muslims to the peninsula in 711.

In General his Government was developed within the guidelines laid down by his predecessor. He/She remained during all his reign inside the borders of Alpuente, trying to keep a neutral position with respect to the events from the outside, this is why the fall of The Mutadd Hisham III in 1031 and the definitive disappearance of the Caliphate of Cordoba, hardly affected him. Neither came to form part of the large number of alliances that confronted some kingdoms taifas with others almost permanently during this period. Upon his death his son succeeded him Ahmed al - Dawla abdud.

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