Ibn ʿArafa
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad al-Warg̲h̲ammī (716/1316-803/1401), the outstanding representative of the Mālikī school in Ḥafṣid Tunisia. He was a Berber from south-eastern Tunisia, and had Tunisian and Marīnid teachers such as Ibn ʿAbd al-Salām, Ibn Salāma, Ibn Hārūn al-Kinānī, ʿUmar b. Ḳaddāḥ, Ibn al-D̲j̲abbāb, Ibn Andarās, and Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Abullī. After becoming imām of the Great Mosque of Tunis and muftī , he exerted by his knowledge and virtue a considerable influence which extended outside the frontiers of his own country. His chief disciples we…

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Idris, H.R., “Ibn ʿArafa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3082>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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