Ḥmād U-mūsā
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( Sīdī ), great saint of southern Morocco and patron saint of Sūs, was born about 864-5/1460 at Bū Merwān in the territory of the Ida u-Semlāl, at the western extremity of the Anti-Atlas. He died, after living more than a century, in 971/1563, and is buried in the region of Tazerwalt where crowds still come to venerate his tomb.

Ḥmād u-Mūsā adhered to the ṭarīḳa [q.v.] founded in the 9th/15th century by Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad al-Ḏj̲azūlī [see al-d̲j̲azūlī ]. This last had devoted himself to spreading the teaching of al-S̲h̲ād̲h̲ilī (7th/13th century), himself a disciple of…

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Faure, A., “Ḥmād U-mūsā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2916>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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