Fatimid caliphate

Delve into the rich history of the Fatimid Caliphate and discover the achievements, culture, and influence of this fascinating Islamic dynasty. Learn about the rise and fall of the empire that shaped a significant era in the Muslim world.
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The Fatimids ruled much of the Mediterranean world for over two centuries. From the conquest of Qayrawan in 909 to defeat at the hands of Saladin in 1171, the Fatimid caliphate governed a vast area stretching, at its peak, from the Red Sea in the East to the Atlantic Ocean in the West. Their leaders – the Ismaili Shi‘i Imam-caliphs – were distinctive in largely pursuing a