Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

emir of Diiriye Guure and the Dervish state (1856-1920)

Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (7 April 1856 – 21 December 1920, also known as Sayyid Maxamed Cabdulle Xasan) was the emir of Diiriye Guure.[3] Diiriye Guure headed the successor state of the Dhulbahante garaadship. [4] Then, Diiriye Guure started the Dervish movement in Somalia and led the Khatumo region from 1896 until 1920.

Sayyid Muhammad `Abd Allāh al-Hasan
Sayid Maxamed Cabdille Xasan
محمّد عبد اللّه حسن
Born7 April 1856
Died21 December 1920 (aged 64)
Other namesMAH[1]
Sayyid Mah[1]
Mad Mullah
Father of the Somali nation[2] Sayyid
Emir of the Somali
OrganizationDervish movement
Known forLeader of Dervish movement
Statue of Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in Mogadishu, Somalia

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Abbink, GJ (2003). Dervishes,'moryaan'and freedom fighters: cycles of rebellion and the fragmentation of Somali society, 1900-2000. p. 38. formally declared by Sayyid Mohammed 'Abdulle Hassan (1864-1920), (abbreviated as MAH)
  2. Abdi, Abdi Abdulqadir Sheik. "Divine madness: Mohammed Abdulle Hassan (1856–1920)." (1993).
  3. "Official History of the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04". 1907.
  4. "Sayyid Maxamed Cabdulle Xasan | Somalian leader". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-08-21.