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Aḥmad b. Muṣṭafā b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad b. Idrīs al-Idrīsī
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20th cent.


Contemporary scholar. A member of the Adārisa of Luxor of Upper Egypt and son of the last ruler of the independent Idrīsī state of ʿAsīr.


1. al-Sayyid Aḥmad ibn Idrīs.

This work, representing the current state of knowledge and understanding among the Adārisa of Luxor, is undoubtedly the single most important “traditional” source for Ibn Idrīs’ life.

Publ. al-Uqṣur (Luxor), 1406/1986, 81 pp. handwritten and privately distributed.

Aḥmad b. Muṣṭafā al-Idrīsī refers to three other works by himself, but it i…

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“Aḥmad b. Muṣṭafā b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad b. Idrīs al-Idrīsī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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