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Jāhīn, Ṣalāḥ
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Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥilmī Jāhīn (1930–86), an Egyptian intellectual, made important contributions to Egyptian colloquial poetry, the art of the cartoon, theatre, television, and cinema. He was also an influential editor for two of the most widely circulated Egyptian cultural journals of the second half of the twentieth century, Rūz al-yūsuf and Ṣabāḥ al-khayr.

Jāhīn was born on 25 December 1930 in the Shubrā quarter of Cairo. When he was four years old, his father was appointed as a prosecuting attorney for the Egyptian government. During Jāhīn’s…

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DeYoung, Terri, “Jāhīn, Ṣalāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32700>
First print edition: 9789004386679, 2019, 2019-6

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