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Al Muhtadi

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Reign  869 to 870
Father  Al-Wathiq
Parents  Al-Wathiq
Predecessor  Al-Mu'tazz
Religion  Islam
House  Abbasid Caliphate

Name  Al Muhtadi
Successor  Al-Mu'tamid
Role  Caliph of Baghdad
Grandparents  Al-Mu'tasim
Dynasty  Abbasid
Died  June 21, 870 AD
Uncles  Al-Mutawakkil

Cousins  Al-Mu'tazz, Al-Mu'tamid, Al-Muntasir, Al-Muwaffaq

Marawis al muhtadi sendangagung

Abū Isḥāq Muḥammad ibn al-Wāṯiq (died 21 June 870), better known by his regnal name al-Muhtadī bi-'llāh (Arabic: المهتدي بالله‎‎, "Guided by God") was the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 869 to 870, during the "Anarchy at Samarra".


Al-Muhtadi's mother was Qurb, a Greek slave.

After the death of al-Mu'tazz, the Turks chose his cousin, al-Muhtadi as the new Caliph. Al-Muhtadi turned out to be firm and virtuous compared to the last few Caliphs. If he had come earlier, he might have restored life to the Caliphate; however, by now the Turks held more power.

Under him, the Court soon saw a transformation. Singing girls and musicians were expelled; justice was done daily in open court; wine and games were prohibited. He set Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz, the Umayyad Caliph, as his model and exemplar.

His reign, however, lasted less than a year. After some disagreements and conspiracies, he was killed by the Turks in 256 AH (June 870); he was thirty-eight then. The early Arab writers praise his justice and piety; and had he not been killed so soon, he could have been placed among the best of Abbasid Caliphs.

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