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Muḥammad b. ʿAlī Qaram al-Kīmānī al-Miṣrī al-Shāfiʿī
(134 words)

fl. late 16th and early 17th cent.


K. al-ṭabaqāt, 353-54; Dhayl, 114; Karrar (1992), 25 and 181-85.


An Egyptian Shāfiʿī scholar who studied in Cairo with Shams al-Dīn b. Aḥmad al-Shirbīnī (d. 977/1570). He travelled in the Sudan visiting Sinnār and Arbajī (the latter in 1684) before settling at Berber where he died leaving a family. Among his students were Ibrāhīm al-Faraḍī (q.v.) and Shaykh Juwayda (q.v.).


1. Sharḥ ʿalā ’l-Manẓūma.

Comm. on al-Manẓūma, an otherwise unidentified poem by his student, Shay…

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“Muḥammad b. ʿAlī Qaram al-Kīmānī al-Miṣrī al-Shāfiʿī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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