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Ḥasanī
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, in the plural Ḥasanīyūn, a kind of patronymic, or nisba given to the ʿAlid [q. v.] S̲h̲erīfs, descendants of al-Ḥasan son of ʿAlī and Fāṭima, the daughter of the Prophet Muḥammad. Hasanī is used in opposition to Ḥusainī, the surname of the S̲h̲erīfs, who trace their descent from al-Ḥusain the second son of ʿAlī and Fāṭima.

In Morocco, however, the surname Ḥasanī is particularly applied to the S̲h̲erīfs descended from Muḥammad al-Nafs al-Zakīya, to distinguish them from their cousins the Idrīsīds [q. v.]. These S̲h̲erīfs, formerly located particularly in the south of …

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Cour, A., “Ḥasanī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 06 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2750>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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