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Fatimid family (Arabic: الفاطميّون) were ruling over the majority of western territory of Muslims from 297/909 to 567/1171 and they were known as 'Ubaydi as well. Fatimids were Isma'ili Shi'ites who were in rivalry with Abbasids on caliphate of Muslims. Fatimid caliphate was established in a region, today known as Morocco. After some time they managed to conquer northern region of Africa, Egypt, Syria (Levant) and Yemen expanding their territory near Hijaz and ruling over parts of Mediterranean Sea and Sicily.

Era 297/909 to 567/1171
Lineage Isma'il b. al-Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Head 'Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi
Origin Morocco
Residence Africa, Egypt, Syria, Yemen
Rulers 'Ubayd Allah Al-Mahdi, Al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, Al-Mansur bi-Allah, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah
Features Promotion of Shi'ism in the north Africa. Establishing Al-Azhar University. Dispatching Isma'ili Da'is (Caller) to different regions.

The longevity of Fatimid rule led to expansion and promotion of