al-Wans̲h̲arīsī
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, Abu ’l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. ʿAlī (834-914/1431-1508), Mālikī jurist and muftī , born possibly in the Ouarsenis (Algeria, Ar. Wans̲h̲arīs [q.v.]), where he grew up and pursued his education. His family belonged to one of the numerous Berber tribes which populated these mountains. At this time, the situation was relatively unstable on the political, military and social levels, on account of the struggles for power between the Zayyānī family [see ʿabd al-wādids ], the Ḥafṣids [q.v.], who were intent on taking control of Tlemcen, and the local t…

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Lagardère, V., “al-Wans̲h̲arīsī”, 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_COM_1337>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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