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Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Muḥammad al-Ḍarīr
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b. 1231/1815-16; d. Jumādā II 1302/March-April 1885.

There is some confusion as to whether his name was Muḥammad al-Amīn, as he is called in the correspondence of the Mahdi, or al-Amīn b. Muḥammad, as he is described in a contemporary Turco-Egyptian document. Professor P.M. Holt (personal communication) believes his name may have been changed by the Mahdi. In later sources, he is almost invariably called Muḥammad al-Amīn.


Shuqayr, iii, 374 (952); Mikhāʾīl [1924], 19-26; ʿAbd al-Raḥīm (1936), i, 8ff; Taʾrīkh al-mulūk, introduction, …

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“Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Muḥammad al-Ḍarīr”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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