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, nisba from the Algerian town of Tilimsān [q.v.], to which numerous authors and scholars are attributed. Kaḥḥāla, in his Muʿd̲j̲am al-muʾallifīn , lists no fewer than 37 persons called (Ibn) al-Tilimsānī, usually with a more defining nisba, e.g. al-ʿUbbādī, al-ʿUḳbānī; or a function, al-Ḳāḍī; a specialisation, al-Faraḍī, al-Manṭiḳī; or simply, a laḳab , kunya or family name. Hence many of these persons should be sought under their more particular name, e.g. the historian al-Maḳḳarī, the faḳīh Ibn Zakrī, or the families of Ibn Marzūḳ or al-S̲h̲arīf al-Tilimsānī [q.vv.].

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Yalaoui, M. and Krenkow, F., “al-Tilimsānī”, 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 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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