Ibn Musa, Ahmad
IBN MUSA, AHMAD
Regent of Morocco, 1894–1900.
Sultan Mulai Hassan I was succeeded by his youngest son, Abd al-Aziz ibn al-Hassan, aged fourteen. As regent, Ibn Musa (known as Ba Ahmad) maintained stability through the control of dissident tribes and counseled cautious diplomacy toward the European powers. Some scholars believe that this caution undermined the sultanate's legitimacy in the eyes of many Moroccans. Ba Ahmad died during a cholera epidemic, leaving the sultanate ruled by a young, untried sultan.
See also abd al-aziz ibn al-hassan.