The period 1010 to 1013 saw a breakdown of the caliphate system of government in Crdoba, when locally based lords assumed control in their own areas forming the basis for the network of so-called Taifa kingdoms which emerged in al-Andalus during the course of the 11th century (Chapter 6).
The fragmentation of power and military weakness of individual Taifa kingdoms enabled the Christians to conquer significant amounts of territory from the Taifa kingdoms, particularly during the reign of Alfonso VI King of Castile.
The Ajbar Machmua records the succession of "Rodrigoque no era de estirpe real" after the death of "el rey de Espaa Gaitixa", adding that he raped "la hija de Julian" [Governor of Ceuta] who had been sent to his court, her father suggesting the conquest of Spain to Musa bin Naser [Governor of Ifrikiyah] in revenge Ibn Idharis Al-Bayan Al-Moghrib provides some different perspective, stating that on raconte de quatre manires diffrentes lentre des musulmans dans [l Espagne] and acknowledges la contradiction qui existe entre ces quatre versions.
The Ajbar Machmua records that "un legado del califa Al-Walid" arrived in Spain, dismissed Musa and expelled him "con Tarik y Moguits", leaving "como gobernadora su hijo Abdo-l-Aziz" who established himself in Seville, in A. 95 (26 Sep 713/15 Sep 714) (-murdered Robina [Jul/Aug] 717). Ibn-el Kouthya records that "Moua fils de Noair" assigned "le gouvernement gnrale son fils Abd-el-Aziz" when the caliph ordered his return to Damascus, appointing "Habib ben Abi Okba ben Nafe el_fibry" as his deputy, and that Abd el-Aziz established Seville as his capital and completed the conquest of al-Andalus.
The Ajbar Machmua records that "un legado del califa Al-Walid" arrived in Spain, dismissed Musa and expelled him "con Tarik y Moguits", leaving "como gobernadora su hijo Abdo-l-Aziz" who established himself in Seville, in A. Ibn-el Kouthya records that "Habib, fils d'Abou-Obeida, le Fihry, et Ziad, fils de Nabega, de la tribu de Temim" decapitated Abd el-Aziz, on the orders of Caliph Suleiman, in the mosque of "Robina, qui domine la plaine de Seville" at the end of A. 98 (717) [Eilo], widow of RODRIGO King of the Visigoths, daughter of ---.
However, faced with the invasion of the Almohads in Morocco and the advances made by King Alfonso VII in the Iberian peninsular, the Almoravid regime collapsed and a new generation of fragmented Taifa kingdoms emerged in al-Andalus.
The Almohad movement emerged in Morocco in the early 12th century, based on a simplified interpretation and puritanical application of Islam.
After the Abbasid dynasty overthrew the Ummayad caliphate in 750, Abd er-Rahman, grandson of the last Ummayad Caliph Hisham, fled to North Africa and in 755 crossed into al-Andalus where he was proclaimed emir at Crdoba in 756 and resisted attempts by the Abbasids to seize control (see Chapter 2).
His descendants continued to rule al-Andalus until the early 11th century, Emir Abd er-Rahman III adopting the title Caliph in 929.
From a chronological point of view, it appears impossible that she was la mre d Aim (Oumm-Aim): it is suggested that this text refers to her own change of name after marriage, which appears corroborated by the next source[daughter .
Her family connection and marriage are confirmed by Ibn-el Kouthya who records that the Berbers appointed "Ayyoub, fils de Habib le Lakhmy, neveu de Moua" as their commander, because "sa mre tait une sur de l'illustre gnral" .
The southern Taifa kings sought help from the Almoravid dynasty, Berbers who had originated from the Senegal and Niger river basins and had established themselves as rulers in Morocco in the mid-11th century.
The Almoravids assumed control of al-Andalus with relative ease and ruled in Spain between 10 (Chapter 7).
The following represents an outline of the genealogies of the Muslim rulers of Spain, on which much work remains to be done.