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Al-Amīn, Muḥsin
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Al-Amīn, Muḥsin (1284–1371/1867–1952), the son of ʿAbd al-Karīm ʿĀmilī, was an Shiʿi faqīh (jurist) and reformer in Syria. He was born into a family who were well-known descendants of the Prophet Muḥammad in the village of Shaqrā in the Jabal ʿĀmil, now in southern Lebanon. After completing his preliminary studies there, he went on to study logic (manṭiq) and the fundamentals of Arabic language and literature (naḥw and bayān) in Barāghīth, also in Jabal ʿĀmil. He then went to Bint Jubayl to study under Mūsā Sharāra, who had studied in Najaf. In 1308/1891 he trav…

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Ansari, Mohammad and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Al-Amīn, Muḥsin”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0266>
First published online: 2015

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