Conquest of Abyssinia

Abba ‘Enbaqom, Imam Ahmad Ibn Ibrahim, and the “Conquest of Abyssinia”

Abu’l-Fath, according to Ethiopian tradition, was a Yemeni immigrant, mentioned in the Ethiopic Synaxarium, or Book of Saints, and was probably born around 1470. Several foreign scholars, however, believe that he came on the contrary from Iraq. His father is said to have been of a princely family, while his mother was reportedly Jewish. At […]