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al-Ḳusanṭīnī
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(in dialect Ḳsentīnī, in French Ksentini) Ras̲h̲īd , Algerian dramatist, comic actor and song-writer. Under his real name Ibn al-Ak̲h̲ḍar (pronounced Bel-Lak̲h̲ḍar) he was born on 11 November 1887 at Bouzarea (a surburb of Algiers). His father, a shoemaker, was a native of Constantine. As a child he attended a Ḳurʾānic school, where his progress was mediocre, and he learned French in the street. Some years later he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker. In 1909 he married one of his cousins by whom he had two daughters, both dying in infancy. Having…

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Bencheneb, R., “al-Ḳusanṭīnī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4556>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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