Ibn Idrīs
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[I], name currently given to Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Idrīs b. Muḥammad al-Azammūrī al-ʿAmrāwī al-Fāsī , vizier and man of letters highly regarded in Morocco, whose fame went beyond the borders of his country. We do not know the exact date (1118/1784?) of his birth in Fās, where his family, of very modest situation, claimed to be of S̲h̲arīfī origin. After serious studies, Ibn Idrīs started to earn his living as a copyist and school-master, but his culture and talents were very soon observed by the great historian of the dynasty of the ʿAlawids, Abu ’l-Ḳāsim al-Zayyānī [q.v.], who urged hi…

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Deverdun, G., “Ibn Idrīs”, 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_3211>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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