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This chapter is written by R.S. O’Fahey, Albrecht Hofheinz and Bernd Radtke

NOTE: In listing Khatmiyya writings, references are given to the major printed collections of writings by short title. These collections are listed in full at the end of the chapter. It is to these printings or edns. that page references are given.

The Mīrghanīs (Ar., Marāghina) were a Sharīfian family of Mecca who in the eighteenth century moved their main centre to al-Salāma near al-Ṭāʾif. The Mīrghanī tradition of scholarship appears to go back to at least the beginning …

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“Introduction”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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