Al-ʿAbbāsī, ʿAbd al-Raḥīm
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Al-ʿAbbāsī, ʿAbd al-Raḥīm b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Badr al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ (d. 963/1556), an Egyptian man of letters and commentator who is mostly known for his magnum opus, the Maʿāhid al-tanṣīṣ. Although he never met al-ʿAbbāsī, al-Khafājī (d. 977/1569) heard a number of reports about him (2/60), and the information he conveys about al-ʿAbbāsī's life is restricted to these. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd, the editor of Maʿāhid al-tanṣīṣ, also confined himself to using al-Khafājī's accounts without making any …

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Massah, Rezvan and Negahban, Farzin, “Al-ʿAbbāsī, ʿAbd al-Raḥīm”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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