Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn Muḥammad al-Maghīlī l-Tilmisānī l-Jazāʾirī

Date of Birth: About 1425-7

Place of Birth: Maghīla, Tilimsān, Algeria

Date of Death: 1503/4 or 1505/6

Place of Death: Zawiyat Kunta, Tuoat, Algeria


Al-Maghīlī is one of the key figures in the spread of Islam in western Africa. He introduced the Qādiriyya Brotherhood to this region. At an early age, he acquired Islami…

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Fares Hassan, Said, “Al-Maghīlī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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