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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. D̲j̲amīl b. saʿd al-dīn , an Andalusian Mālikī scholar who settled in Jerusalem and died there in 605/1208. Born and educated in Mālaḳa, al-Maʿāfirī left his native town early in his life and, like many of his compatriots at the time, travelled east for the dual purpose of performing the pilgrimage and acquiring knowledge. Though the sources mention that al-Maʿāfirī did some writing, they do not name any of his works. We know of only one extant work, a unique untit…

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Tibi, Aida, “al-Maʿāfirī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4715>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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