11th Century Berber, Almoravid Ruler Yusuf ibn Tashfin’s Brown Skin and Woolly Hair

Source: Yusuf ibn Tashfin (New World Encyclopedia) 2021 A.D.

From the source, “Yusuf ibn Tashfin or Tashafin (reigned c. 1061 – 1106) (Arabic: يوسف بن تاشفين or يوسف بن تشفين) was an ethnic Berber and Almoravid ruler in North Africa and Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia)…The Almoravid confederation, which consisted of a hierarchy of Lamtuna, Musaffa and Djudalla Berbers, represented the military’s elite. Amongst them were Andalusian Christians and Africans, taking up duties as diwan al-gund, Yusuf’s own personal bodyguard; including 2,000 black horsemen, whose tasks also included registering soldiers and making sure they were compensated financially…”A wise and shrewd man, neither too prompt in his determinations, nor too slow in carrying them into effect,” Yusuf was very much adapted to the rugged terrain of the Sahara and had no interests in the pomp of the Andalusian courts.[5] The following description of Yusuf’s appearance is from a fourteenth century work; Yusuf was of “teint brun, taille moyenne, maigre, peu de barbe, voix douce, yeux noirs, nez aquilin, meche de Mohammed retombant sur le bout de l’oreille, sourcils joints l’un a l’autre, cheveux crepus”; meaning – Brown color, middle height, thin, little beard, soft voice, black eyes, straight nose, lock of Muhammad falling on the top of his ear, eye brow joined, wooly hair”[6]

This source confirms yet again the consistent and substantial black presence that existed amongst Moorish forces.

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