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al-Ḥulwānī, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Aḥmad b. Ismāʿīl al-Khalījī (1249–1308/1833–1891), was an Egyptian scholar, poet, and man of letters who was an adherent of the Shāfiʿī school of law. Al-Ḥulwānī was born in the village of Raʾs al-Khalīj, near Dimyāṭ (Damietta), in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. He memorised the Qurʾān in his hometown and then went to Ṭanṭā and Cairo, where he studied under various teachers and obtained licences (ijāzas) from them. His best-known teachers at al-Azhar University were Ibrāhīm…

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Jafari, Somayeh and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥulwānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_065044>
First published online: 2022

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