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, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Zayn al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Zayn al-Dīn b. ʿAlī b. Aḥmad , the author of Tuḥfat al-mud̲j̲āhidīn fī baʿḍ aḥwāl al-Purtukāliyyīn , is said to have lived in Ponani, Malabar District (Kerala, India) during the rule of the ʿAdil S̲h̲āh ʿAlī (965-88/1558-80), his patron, to whom he dedicated the book. The date of his birth or death is not known, but he wrote the work ca. 985/1577. The Tuḥfat al-mud̲j̲āhidīn deals with the geography of Southern India, and gives an account of Islam in Malabar and the Portuguese campaigns in India. It has an introduction an…

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Ahmad, S. Maqbul, “al-Maʿbarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4722>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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