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Abu ’l-Maḥāsin Yūsuf b. Muḥammad b. Yūsuf al-Fāsī
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, Moroccan scholar, and Ṣūfī s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ of repute, born in 938/1530-31, the ancestor of the Fāsiyyūn (vernacular Fāsiyyīn) family, which, since the 16th century, has provided the town of Fās with a long succession of scholars and jurists.

Abū’l-Maḥāsin al-Fāsī himself belonged to the Fihrite branch of the Banu ’l-Ḏj̲add, which, about 880/1473, had emigrated from Malaga, in Spain, to Morocco. He was born at al-Ḳaṣr al-Kabīr (or, in the Spanish form, Alcázarquivir), where his grandfather Yūsuf had settled after a stay of seven years…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Abu ’l-Maḥāsin Yūsuf b. Muḥammad b. Yūsuf al-Fāsī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0228>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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