Al-Hakim II

Al-Hakim II

الحاكم بأمر الله الثاني
5th Caliph of Cairo
Reign 1341–1352
Predecessor al-Wathiq I
Successor al-Mu'tadid I
Born unknown date

Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate now Egypt
Died 1352

Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate now Egypt
Father Al-Mustakfi I
Religion Sunni Islam

Al-Hakim II (Arabic: الحاكم بأمر الله الثاني‎) (died 1352) was the fifth Caliph of Cairo for the Mamluk Sultanate (1341–1352).

He was son of Al-Mustakafi. He took the office at the beginning of the month of Muharram in 742 AH, as Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun had recommended this, and al-Mustaqafi had entrusted the succession after him to his son Ahmed, as he did not recognize the abdication of his nephew Ibrahim. When he took the order of the Sultanate. They held a council on Thursday the eleventh of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in 741, and asked the Caliph Ibrahim and the Crown Prince and the magistrate Ahmed, and said: Who deserves the succession legitimacy? Ibn Qayyud said: The deceased caliph who died in the city of Qus recommended after him the succession of his son Ahmed, and I test it forty times in the city of Qus, and this proved to me after his confirmation at my deputy in the city of Qus. The Caliph Al-Hakim II died in the middle of 1352 CE (753 AH) with plague.

References [ edit ]

  • "Biography of Al-Hakim II" (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2008-06-11.

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Al-Hakim II
Born: ?  Died: 1352
Sunni Islam titles
Preceded by

Al-Wathiq I
Caliph of Cairo

Succeeded by

Al-Mu'tadid I

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