Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-ʿAbdarī
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(i. e. descendant of ʿAbd al-Dār b. Ḳuṣaiy b. Kilāb b. Murra, of the great family of the Ḳorais̲h̲ites), his real name Abū Muḥammed Muḥammed b. Muḥammed b. ʿAlī b. Aḥmed b. Suʿūd) (or Saʿūd or Masʿūd), known chiefly for the description of a journey called al-Riḥla al-mag̲h̲ribīya.

We have no information about this learned traveller; it is only known that he was a native of Valencia and that he was living not far from Mogador, in the Ḥāḥa tribe, where his family was, when he started for Mecca on the 25th Ḏh̲u’l-Ḳaʿda 688 (11 Dec. 1289).

Of his masters are known only those, under whom he stud…

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Mohammed ben Cheneb, “al-ʿAbdarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0147>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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