Yahya ibn Muhammad
|Ruler of Morocco|
|Predecessor||Ali ibn Muhammad|
|Successor||Yahya II ibn Yahya|
|Father||Muhammad ibn Idris|
|Religion||Zaydi Shia Islam|
A son of the previous sultan, Muhammad ibn Idris, he took over the rule in Morocco after the death of his heirless uncle Ali I in 848. During his rule, which saw no significant conflicts, he settled in Fes with numerous immigrants from Al-Andalus and Ifriqiya, which had been expelled after revolting against the Umayyad and Aghlabids respectively. He also commissioned several construction projects in the city, including the mosques of Al-Karaouine and of al-Andalus (859).
He died in 864, aged around 35. He was succeeded by his son Yahya II ibn Yahya.
- The Living and the Dead in Islam: Epitaphs in context By Werner Diem, Marco Schöller. p 196.
| Idrisid dynasty