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, Muḥammad b. Mūsā b. ʿĪsā Kamāl al-Dīn, was born at Cairo in 750 =: 1349 (but the date is doubtful) and died there in 808 = 1405. His nisba is derived from the northernmost of the two towns both called Damīra near Samanod in the Delta (Ḵh̲iṭaṭ d̲j̲adīda, xi. 59). He was a S̲h̲āfīʿite, a pupil of Bahā al-Dīn al-Subkī (d. a. h. 773, Brockelmann, ii. p. 12), to whom he acted as famulus, and of Ḏj̲amāl al-Dīn al-Isnāwī (d. 772, Brockelmann, ii. p. 90). After at first gaining his livelihood as a tailor, he became a professional theologian and taught with reputation the normal branches of tafsīr, ḥadīt̲h̲,…

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Macdonald, D. B., “al-Damīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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