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Around 1281/1864, after the death of Muḥammad al-Ḥabashī, Daḥlān became the muftī of the Shāfiʿīs in Mecca and the Shaykh al-ʿUlamāʾ (the head of the corporation of scholars and therefore of the body of teachers in the Ḥaram) (Abū al-Khayr, 418; see also al-Bayṭār, 1/181–182; Mujāhid, 1/265; for an example of his legal rulings, see al-Dimyāṭī, 2/380; al-Jāwī, 33, 281), but in the last years of his life he was removed from this post (Abū al-Khayr, 421). He published a number …

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Pat, Fariba and Translated by Keven Brown, “Daḥlān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000104>
First published online: 2021

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