Mahamud Ibrahim (Somali: Yuusuf Maxamuud Ibrahiim, Arabic:
يوسف محمود ابراهيم) was a Somali ruler. He was the
Sultan of the Geledi sultanate, reigning from 1798 to 1848.
Yusuf was the son of the Somali
Sultan Mahamud Ibrahim, and the
grandson of Ibrahim Adeer. His rule marked the start of the golden age
of the Geledi.
Sultan Yusuf's army emerged victorious during the
which restored stability in the region and revitalized the East
African ivory trade. For his exploits, he received presents from and
had cordial relations with the rulers of neighbouring and distant
kingdoms alike, such as the Omani, Witu and Yemeni sultanates.
Somali aristocratic and court titles
Luling, Virginia (2002). Somali Sultanate: the Geledi city-state over
150 years. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0-7658-0914-1.
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