Muhammad II ibn Faris of Morocco

Abu Zayyan Muhammad ibn Faris (Arabic: أبو زيان محمد بن فارس), was Marinid Sultan of Morocco in 1358 and again from 1362 to 1366.[1]

Muhammad II ibn Faris
Sultan of Morocco
(1st reign)
PredecessorAbu Inan Faris
SuccessorAbu Bakr ibn Faris
Sultan of Morocco
(2nd reign)
Reign1362 – 1366
PredecessorTachufin ibn Ali
SuccessorAbu Faris Abdul Aziz I


Muhammad II ibn Faris briefly assumed the throne after the death of Abu Inan Faris in 1358 before being replaced by Abu Bakr ibn Faris. He was again made sultan in 1362 in succession to Tachufin ibn Ali. From 1362 to 1364, Sijilmasa in the south of the country was ruled independently, first by Abd al-Halim ibn Umar, Abu Muhammed (1362-1363) and then by Abd al-Mu'mim ibn Umar, Abu Malik (1353-1364).[1]

In 1366 Sultan Abu Zayyan tried to remove his vizier Umar bin Abdulla al-Yabani from office, and was killed in response. Abu Faris Abdul Aziz I came to the throne. Once he was firmly in control he had the vizier killed.[2]



  1. Bosworth 1996, p. 41.
  2. Abun-Nasr 1987, p. 113.


  • Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. (1987-08-20). A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period. Cambridge University Press. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-521-33767-0. Retrieved 2013-05-13.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Bosworth, Clifford E. (1996). The New Islamic dynasties. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-10714-3. Retrieved 2013-05-14.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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