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Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm W. al-Farrāsh
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known as Shāʿir Barbar, b. 1847, d. c. 1883.


Ibrāhīm’s father had emigrated to Berber from Bilbeis (in Egypt) to avoid military service. He became personal agent to Muḥammad Bey Ḥilmī Ibrāhīm, the Governor of Berber Province, married the daughter of a rich Berber trader of Egyptian origin, Muḥammad Faḍl, and became wealthy himself. Being mainly interested in the martial arts, Ibrāhīm escaped school and the religious career his father had planned for him by joi…

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“Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm W. al-Farrāsh”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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