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, Abū ʿAlī D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Anṣārī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , Egyptian scholar who was born and died in Cairo (b. 791/1389, d. 1 Muḥarram 864/28 October 1459). He is known above all as co-author of the famous Ḳurʾān commentary called the Tafsīr al-Ḏj̲alālayn because it was completed by another D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn, the famous al-Suyūṭī (849-911/1445-1505 [q.v.]), who had been his pupil for some time. According to the latter, al-Maḥallī had commented on the sūras from XVIII ( al-Kahf ) to CXIV ( al-Nās ), as well as I ( al-Fātiḥa ) and a few verses of II ( al-Baḳara ).


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Pellat, Ch., “al-Maḥallī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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