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Muḥammad al-Sharīf b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad al-Idrīsī
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b. 1283/1866-67, d. 20 Rabīʿ II 1356/30 June 1937.


Karrār (1411 /1991), passim.


A son of ʿAbd al-ʿĀl al-Idrīsī who was born at Qūṣ in Upper Egypt. Muḥammad al-Sharīf worked very actively to establish the Idrīsiyya in both Upper Egypt and the northern Sudan. He appears to have left no writings as such. He is buried in Dongola together with his father.


1. Dumūʿ al-wafāʾ ʿalā imām al-aṣfīyāʾ.

A collection of elegies for Muḥammad al-Sharīf compiled by Kāmil Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Aḥmadī.

Publ. Khartoum: M. al-Naḥḍa, n.d.…

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“Muḥammad al-Sharīf b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad 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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