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Ḥusayn, Muḥammad Kāmil
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Muḥammad Kāmil Ḥusayn (1901–77) was an Egyptian surgeon, novelist, and writer. He was born in Subk al-Daḥḥāk, a village in the Delta governorate of al-Munūfiyya, to a learned family with peasant roots. After the death of his father—a teacher of Arabic language and friend of the prominent reformer Muḥammad ʿAbduh (d. 1905)—Ḥusayn’s elder brother took care of him and provided him with a secular education in Cairo. He graduated from medical school in 1923, then went on a government sponsored study mission to London in 1925. While there, he sent back articles to the weekly al-Siyāsa under the…

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Heshmat, Dina, “Ḥusayn, Muḥammad Kāmil”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32114>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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