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The Mufti of Oran
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Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Abī Jumʿa l-Maghrāwī l-Wahrānī

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably mid-15th century

Place of Birth: Probably Oran, Algeria

Date of Death: 3 June 1511

Place of Death: Fez, Morocco


In 1504, a fatwā was directed from North Africa to the Moriscos in Spain, allowing them to live under Christian rule, hide their beliefs and pretend to profess Christianity. It was written by a ‘muftī of Ora…

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Bernabé Pons, Luis F., “The Mufti of Oran”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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