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Ibn ʿAṭāʾallāh al-Iskandarī
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Tāj al-Dīn Abū l-Faḍl (also Abū l-ʿAbbās; Ibn Farḥūn, Dībāj, 1:242) Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Karīm Ibn ʿAṭāʾallāh al-Iskandarī (b. before 657/1259, d. 709/1309) was an Egyptian Ṣūfī and scholar of the Ayyūbid-Mamlūk period, author of the al-Ḥikam (“The aphorisms”), and successor of al-Mursī (d. 686/1287) and al-Shādhilī (d. 656/1258) as head of the Shādhilī order.

1. Life

Primary sources for his life consist of autobiographical information scattered through the author’s Laṭāʾif al-minan (“Subtle blessin…

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Vimercati Sanseverino, Ruggero, “Ibn ʿAṭāʾallāh al-Iskandarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30715>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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