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Yahya ibn Al-Qassim

Yahya III
يحيى الثالث
Sultan of Morocco
Reign 880-904
Predecessor Ali II ibn Umar
Successor Yahya IV ibn Idris
Full name
Yahya ibn Al-Qassim
Dynasty Idrisid
Father Al-Qassim ibn Idris
Religion Zaydi Shia Islam

Yahya III ibn Al-Qassim (Arabic: يحيى الثالث بن القاسم‎) was the eighth Idrisid ruler and sultan of Morocco. He took over after the death of Ali II in 880. He died in 904.[1]

He was nicknamed Al-Kettani or the one related to linen, "Kettan" in Arabic. This nickname was a result of him ordering his troops in Tlemcen to use linen made tents. His descendants are the Kettani family, which is well known in Morocco.[2]


  1. ^ The Sansūsiyyah movement of North Africa. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi. Shariʼah Academy, International Islamic University, 2001. p. 312.
  2. ^ "Kettani Foundation". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
Preceded by
Ali II
Idrisid dynasty
Succeeded by
Yahya IV

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