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, a family of scholars in Damascus of the xth—xith (xvith—xviith) centuries of which three members distinguished themselves in literature:

1. Muḥibb al-Dīn Abu ’l-Faḍl Muḥammad b. Abī Bakr b. Dāwūd b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbd al-Ḵh̲āliḳ b. Muḥibb al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Taḳī al-Dīn al-ʿUlwānī al-Ḥamawī al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī al-Ḥanafī, born in the middle of Ramaḍān 949 (Dec. 23, 1542) in Ḥamāt, studied there, in Ḥalab and Ḥimṣ and after a journey to Constantinople obtained a post as teacher in the Madrasa al-Ḳuḍāʿīya in Dama…

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Muḥibbī”, 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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