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Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Idrīs al-Idrīsī al-Yamanī
(415 words)

b. 1293/1876, d. 1341/1923.

Sources

A ʿlām, vi, 303; Jacob (1923), 182-85 and passim; Rihani (1930), 143-69 (includes a brief discussion of Muḥammad al-Idrīsī’s writings); Reissner (1981), 164-92; Abāẓa (1979), 193-214 and 466-74; Abū Dāhish (1982), 237 and passim; O’Fahey (1990), 122-24; Ibrāhīm, thesis (1990), 292-99; Hofheinz (forthcoming).

Biography

Great-grandson of Ibn Idrīs; he was born in Ṣabyā of an Indian mother. He studied first with his father and various prominent ʿAsīrī scholars before m…

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“Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Idrīs al-Idrīsī al-Yamanī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10006_4_5>
First published online: 2016



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