Taifa of Lisbon

The Taifa of Lisbon (from Arabic: طائفة لشبونة Taa'ifatu Lishbunah) was a medieval Islamic taifa kingdom of Gharb Al-Andalus. It was located in Ath-Thaghr Al-Adna region, the north-western section of the Moorish Al-Andalus empire.

Taifa of Lisbon

طوائف اللشبونة
Common languagesArabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew, Berber
Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholic), Judaism
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba
 Conquered by the Taifa of Badajoz
CurrencyDirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Taifa of Badajoz
Today part of Portugal

The taifa encompassed the Lisbon region, of present-day Portugal, from 1022 to 1094.

List of Emirs of the Taifa of Lisbon

Banu Sabur dynasty

  • Abd al-Aziz ibn Sabur — 1022−1030?
  • Abd al-Malik ibn Sabur — 1030?−1034?


Taifa of Lisbon lasted until 1034, when the Aftasids conquered Lishbuna. It remained in Aftasid control until 1093, when the Kingdom of León briefly seized Lishbuna. The Almoravid dynasty took control of the city from 1094 to 1141. The instability of the Almoravid kingdom led to the Second Taifa Period. The Wazirids were independent from the Almoravids and controlled the city until 1147 when the Kingdom of Portugal besieged the city from July to October, which marked the end of Muslim control in Central Portugal.

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