Abū Yaʿazzā
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(or Yaʿzā ) Yalannūr b. Maynūn , sprung from a sub-Atlantic Berber tribe (Dukkāla, Hazmīra or Haskūra), famous Moroccan saint of the 6th/12th century. After living for a time at Fez, where his zāwiya in the al-Blīda quarter (a dialect form of al-Bulayda ) is still frequented, he settled in a village of the Middle Atlas, half-way between Rabat and Kaṣabat Tādlā, Tāg̲h̲yā, which is today a small administrative centre bearing the name of the saint, as pronounced now in that region: Mūlāy Būʿazzā. He is said to have been the disciple of the…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Abū Yaʿazzā”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0271>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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