al-Ibs̲h̲īhī
(836 words)

, Bahā al-Dīn Abu ’l-Fatḥ Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Manṣūr , Egyptian writer (790-after 850/1388-after 1446), author of a famous anthology. He was born in a village in the Fayyūm, Abs̲h̲ūya (whence the reading al-Abs̲h̲īhī for his nisba , which is also pronounced al-Ibs̲h̲ayhī), but he lived most of his life at Maḥalla al-kubrā or in the neighbouring small town of Nahrarīr. He went quite often to Cairo, where he was able to receive lessons from D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn al-Bulḳīnī, the son of the S̲h̲āfiʿī doctor of the same name (Brockelmann, S II, 139). He is said to have had as a student al-Biḳāʿī (ibid., 1…

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Vadet, J.-C., “al-Ibs̲h̲īhī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3467>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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