Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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b. al-Ḥasan, the present sultan of Morocco, born on the 18th Rabīʿ 1298 (18th February 1881), son of Lālla Roḳīya, who was bought as a slave for the sultan in 1878 at Cairo. The little ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, whilst yet a child, accompanied his father in most of his expeditions. As he grew up he soon manifested, unseemly for an orthodox, a taste for images and drawing. He was always extremely rebellious against studies of the Ḳorʾān, his education was partly entrusted to Aḥmed b. Mūsā, the chamberlain (ḥād̲j̲ib) known as Ba Aḥmed, who, in strict sympathy with Lālla Roḳiya, kept him under a…

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Doutte, E., “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0085>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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