Abu Mohammed Abdallah al-Adil
was selected as sultan of Morocco following the 1223 strangulation of the previous Almohad
sultan, Abdul-Wahid I
. Abdullah's vizier was Abû Zayd Abî Muhammad ben Abî Hafs
, who had previously served his father, Muhammad an-Nasir
, and his brother,Yusuf II
, as governor of Ifriqiya
During Abdullah's reign, there were two pretenders to the Moroccan throne: his brother Abu al-Ala Idris al-Mamun, supported by Ferdinand III of Castile, and another brother, Yahyâ al-Mu`tasim, supported by the sheikhs of Marrakesh.
In 1227, Abdullah was drowned in a palace bathtub and was succeeded by his son Yahya.
- Julien, Charles-André. Histoire de l'Afrique du Nord, des origines à 1830, édition originale 1931, réédition Payot, Paris, 1994. he is also a muslim