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al-Mufaḍḍal b. Abī l-Faḍāʾil
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Al-Mufaḍḍal b. Abī l-Faḍāʾil (d. after 759/1358) was a Coptic historian in the Baḥrī-Mamlūk period (648–792/1250–1390). The date of his birth is unknown, and almost nothing is known about his life or career. He is the author of the historical work al-Nahj al-sadīd wa-l-durr al-farīd fīmā baʿd taʾrīkh ibn al-ʿAmīd (“The correct procedure and singular pearl in what comes after the History of Ibn al-ʿAmīd”). In his Radd ʿalā ahl al-dhimma (“An answer to the dhimmīs [protected religious minorities]”), Ghāzī b. al-Wāsiṭī (d. 712/1312) mentions a certain Abū l-Faḍāʾil, the s…

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Moawad, Samuel, “al-Mufaḍḍal b. Abī l-Faḍāʾil”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36578>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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