At Christmas in 1568 the Moors of Granada had risen up in arms in a desperate attempt to end the unsustainable situation that had been enduring for three quarters of a century. On the 26th of December they proclaimed Fernando of Cordoba as their king bestoeing him the name Aben Humeya, who spread war in the early part of 1569 in the Alpujarras mountains, Guadix and Andarax in Almeria. He was assasinated in October of the same year and was succeeded by Aben Aboo who died violently in March 1571 when the uprising had nearly been completed.
The rebellion of Bentomiz was just another terrible tragedy of the old reign of Granada, extended to the West in the first months of the confrontation in a clear attempt to spread as far as the Ronda area, on the borders of the kingdom confines of Nazari , also known as Nasrim. The failure of Frigiliana shattered its preconceived strategy, being reduced to a mountain of warfare with its effects reaching larger cities and majorly populated centres, with the exception of the initial rebellion attempt in Granada or risky skirmishes like those at Darra on the outskirts of Velez Malaga.