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Al-ʿAbdarī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad
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Al-ʿAbdarī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Muḥammad, was a man of letters, poet and traditionist of the Mālikī school. Despite his fame as the author of a travelogue entitled al-Riḥla al-Maghribiyya, a classic of Maghribi literature, there is no accurate information on the date of his birth, death or other details of his life (al-Fāsī, ?; Krachkovskiì, 366).

According to some Orientalists, he came from Valencia, a city on the eastern coast of al-Andalus, while others regard him as a native of Mogador (Mughādīr, nowadays al-Ṣuwayra, Essaouira) in the western Maghrib (see al-Fāsī, ?-?; Ziyāda…

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Saheb, Nooshin and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Al-ʿAbdarī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0075>
First published online: 2015

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