THE OROMO OF ETHIOPIA, 1500-1850 : WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE GIBE REGION

Thesis submitted for' the degree of Ph.D. of the University of London,
School of Oriental and African Studies, 1983.
 
BY : Mohammed Hassen
 
Contributor: Jamal Ali
 
……The Rise of a new Muslim power in Harar

It is ironic that at the very time when the initiative had passed
from the hand of Christian emperors to the hand of Adal sultans, effective
power started slipping out of the hands of the dynasty that had
borne the brunt of the struggle against the Christians. Gradually power
passed into the hands of the landed Harari nobility, who championed the
cause of Islam, This started in the second half of the fifteenth century…files/10731321.pdf