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Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Mursī
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Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Mursī, Aḥmad b. ʿUmar al-Anṣārī al-Iskandarī, whose kunya was Shihāb al-Dīn (d. 686/1287), was a prominent master of the Shādhiliyya Sufi order.

He was born in Murcia, in the south-east of al-Andalus, where he began his studies in the traditional Islamic disciplines. When Christian pressures to re-conquer these regions intensified (Asín Palacios, 22–23), the young Abū al-ʿAbbās left his home town to go on pilgrimage to Mecca, along with his parents. However, en route, their ship was caught up in a stor…

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Mojtaba'i, Fathollah and Translated by Nacim Pak, “Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Mursī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0088>
First published online: 2015

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