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al-Wafrānī
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or al-Ifrānī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh, called al-Ṣag̲h̲īr, a Moroccan biographer and historian, born in Marrākus̲h̲ in 1080 (1669—1670); he belonged to the Berber tribe of the Ifrān or Ūfrān (Wafrān) which was settled in the south of Morocco in the valley of the Wādī Darʿa. We know very few details of his life. He studied in his native town, then at Fās and spent his life in one or other of the chief towns of Morocco or at the zāwiya of the S̲h̲arḳāwa [q.v.] of Abu ’l-Ḏj̲aʿd (Bujad). Towards the end of his life he was imām and preacher (k̲h̲āṭib) at the Masd̲…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “al-Wafrānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5934>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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