Abu Abdallah Mohammed II Saadi

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Abdallah Mohammed Al-Mutawakkil
Sultan of Morocco
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PredecessorAbdallah al-Ghalib
SuccessorAbu Marwan Abd al-Malik I Saadi
Died4 August 1578
Battle of Alcácer Quibir
Full name
Abu Abdallah Mohammed II Saadi

Abu Abdallah Mohammed II, Al-Mutawakkil, often simply Abdallah Mohammed (died 4 August 1578) was Sultan of Morocco from 1574 to 1576. He was the oldest son of Abdallah al-Ghalib and became Sultan after his father's death.

Immediately after his accession to the throne he had one of his brothers executed and another (Mulay en-Naser, the governor of Tadla) imprisoned.

Abu Abdallah's uncle Abd al-Malik, who was like Abdallah al-Ghalib a son of Mohammed ash-Sheikh, had already fled to Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire in 1574.[1] Back in Ottoman Algeria, Abd al-Malik succeeded in organising his own army, consisting of Ottoman soldiers, and in 1576 he invaded Morocco and conquered Fez from his nephew, in the Capture of Fez. The first battle was in al-Rukn in the lands of Banu waritin, near Fez. In a second battle near Salé (Rabat) in Jandaq al-Rayhan, Abd al-Malik also defeated his nephew. A third battle, also won by Abd al-Malik, took place in Taroudannt.

Both Abd al-Malik and Abu Abdallah died two years later in the Battle of Alcácer Quibir, in 1578. In that battle, Abu Abdallah fought his last battle against his uncle Abd al-Malik with the help of his Portuguese allies.

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Preceded by
Abdallah al-Ghalib
Saadi dynasty
Succeeded by
Abu Marwan Abd al-Malik I