Dhiya, daughter of the Tabernacle or priestess of the Berbers, was one of the kings of the Amazigh (585 CE – 712 AD). She was famous for her courage and courage in wars. She was very strong and wise. She succeeded in ascending the throne of the Amazigh in 680 AD, succeeding King Axel after his death. In the last battle with the Muslim armies led by Hassan bin Nu’man, after a long battle, said by the historian son of the virgins Marrakesh “c Aa of Africa from the Romans and all of them are afraid of the Amazigh have obedient. “
Who is the queen of the Amazigh Dehya?
Deheia was born in 585 AD. She had the power of personality and political mentality until she succeeded in ascending the throne of the Amazigh in 680 AD, succeeding King Axel after his death. Although Dejaia was 95 years old, she was so brave and powerful that she managed The battle against the Byzantines, Romans and Arabs until the Kingdom of Amazigh in its time included Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and the capital of the Kingdom is the city of Khanshla in the Auras assisted by its wise management of battles and victory over the Romans to unite the most important Amazigh tribes and restore all the territory of the Kingdom, Arab Maghreb.
They said about Dehya the warrior:
Dehia was known for intelligence and military savvy during her administration of the battles against the Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs. This was stated by the historian Ibn Othari al-Marrakshi in one of his books, saying: “All of Africa are of the Romans are afraid and all Amazigh have obedient”
Ibn Khaldun said in his book the lessons in Part VII: “The news in the priestess and its people Grauah of Znata and the same with the Muslims at the opening: This nation was” Grao “of the Berbers African and Morocco in strength and multitude and many groups, and were giving the Euphrates in their homes obedience known and the king of the suburbs They were forced to demonstrate to the Euphrates, no matter what they needed, and when the Muslims in their armies on the African opened they appeared (helped) Greger in his march to them until the Muslims killed and dispersed their masses and separated their leadership and was not after the African meeting of Muslims .. The priest had two sons had later Bhaasan bin Nu’man and Hassan Islam and Stqamt obey them, and hold them on their people Jraoh and was affiliated to them Mount Uras. Then they parted from them after that, and their matter became extinct. Garawa split between the Berber tribes. “
The historian of Ibn Khaldun also said in the same book: “Deya, the Amazigh Knight, who did not come like the time was riding horse and seeks between the Auras to Tripoli to bear arms to defend the land of their ancestors”
Dehia and Arab armies:
In 693, Dejaia faced the Arab and Islamic invasion of North Africa and was able to defeat the Muslim army led by Hassan ibn al-Nu’man, and as soon as Deheya learned of the advance of the Arab armies until it liberated a city from the hands of the Romans and destroyed its fortresses so that Hassan and his army would not hide in them. And was able to defeat them until the departure of the Islamic Army from Tunisia and Tripoli, and was able then the Arab leader Hassan stability in Barqa waiting for the term of Caliph Abdul Malik.
Deyaia returned to its capital in Oras, and historians say that the revolution of Dehia was a local revolution aimed at uniting the Amazigh tribes and expelling Muslims from Africa and not hostility with Arabs or Muslims. When they defeated the Muslim armies and drove them out of Tunisia, Kairouan did not destroy or kill Muslims Who are present.
After the Muslim defeat of North Africa for five years, Deheya released the prisoners from the 80 Muslim prisoners. This was a result of their ethics and their innate behavior, which found courage and adherence to Islamic morality and morality even with their enemy. Khalid bin Yazid al-Qaisi, where Dehaia adopted him and took him to stay with her and her adoptive children.
The return of Muslim armies:
Khalid bin Yazid began to supply Hassan bin Noman with information about Dehia and the political, economic and social conditions of the Kingdom of the Auras. But soon Deyaa discovered his betrayal. However, the policy of “scorched earth” was used to mean the destruction of the lands that the enemy sought so that there was no reason for its survival. The battle between the Arabs and the Wahiyya took place in 712 when the victory was an ally of the Muslims and was the last battle in the life of Deheya.