المستمسك بالله
53rd Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
Abbasid Caliph in Cairo
Reign 1497–1508, 1516–1517
Predecessor Al-Mutawakkil II (1497)
Al-Mutawakkil III (1516)
Successor Al-Mutawakkil III (1508–1517)
Died 1521
Religion Islam

Al-Mustamsik (Arabic: المستمسك بالله‎) was an Abbasid caliph based in Cairo, Egypt under the tutelage of the Mamluk sultans. He served as caliph twice (1497–1508; 1516–1517).


  • "Biography of Al-Mustamsik" (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. 


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