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(Nahrawānī), Arab historian. Ḳuṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad b. ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Aḥmad b. S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḳāḍī Ḵh̲ān Maḥmūd al-Makkī al-Ḳādirī al-Ḵh̲arḳānī al-Ḥanafī was born in 917 (1511) in Mecca, to which his father, a member of a scholarly Indian family, had migrated from Nahrawāla in Gud̲j̲arāt. To complete his studies which had been begun under his father, he went in 943 (1536) to Cairo, where he was taught by al-Suyūṭī’s pupils, and to Stambul. On his return home he received a teaching appointment in the Madrasa al-As̲h̲rafīya. In 965 (1557) …

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Nahrawālī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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