almohades

Almohad

[al-muh-had]
noun
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Also, Almohade [al-muh-heyd, -had] .


Origin:
< Arabic al-muwaḥḥid literally, the one who professes the unity of God

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Almohades
12c. Muslim religious power that ruled Spain and North Africa, founded by Mohammed ibn Abdullah, the name is lit. "the Unitarians," short for Arabic al-muwahhidun "they who profess the unity (of God)," so called for their absolutist monotheism.
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