al-Būṣīrī
(370 words)

, S̲h̲araf al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Saʿīd b. ḥammād al-ṣanhād̲j̲ī , an Egyptian poet of Berber origin, born on 1 S̲h̲awwāl 608/7 March 1212 at Būṣīr [q.v.] or near to Dalāṣ (see Yāḳūt, s.v.) in Upper Egypt. He was in fact known also by the nisba of Dalāṣī, it being said that one of his parents originated from Dalāṣ and the other from Būṣīr; he also had a composite nisba, al-Dalāṣīrī, but this last was never very current. He followed the courses of the Ṣūfī Abu ’l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad al-Mursī (d. 686/1287; see al-S̲h̲aʿrānī, al-Ṭabaḳāt al-kubrā , Cairo n.d., ii, 12-18; P. Nwyia, Ibn ʿAṭāʾ Allāh , …

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Ed., “al-Būṣīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8433>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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