The Hammadids, an offshoot of the Zirids, were a Berber dynasty who ruled an area roughly corresponding to modern Algeria for about a century and a half (1008-1152), until, weakened by the Banu Hilal's incursions, they were destroyed by the Almohads. Soon after coming to power, they rejected the Ismaili doctrine of the Fatimids, and returned to Maliki Sunnism, acknowledging the Abbasids as rightful Caliphs.

Their capital was at first Qalaat Beni Hammad; when this was endangered by the Banu Hilal, they moved to Bejaia (in 1090.)

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