Abū Ḥāmid al-G̲h̲arnāṭī
(465 words)

, Muḥammad b. ʿabd al-Raḥmān (variant al-Raḥīm ) b. Sulaymān al-Māzinī al-Ḳaysī , Andalusian traveller and collector of ʿad̲j̲āʾib [q.v.] at the beginning of the 6th/12th century, the perfect type of the Occidental raḥḥāla , drawn by the desire of ṭalab al-ʿilm and the spirit of adventure to the farthest limits of the lands of Islam. There is little biographical information about him and the main dates of his adventurous life are given by himself in his works. He was born in Granada in 473/1080, no doubt studied in his native city, and…

Cite this page
Lévi-Provençal, E., “Abū Ḥāmid al-G̲h̲arnāṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0191>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



▲   Back to top   ▲