Ibn Sulaym al-Aswānī
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, ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad , a Fāṭimid dāʿī , author of Kitāb Ak̲h̲bār al-Nūba wa ’l-Muḳurra wa ʿAlwa wa ’l-Bud̲j̲a wa ’l-Nīl . He was sent on a special mission to Nubia by D̲j̲awhar al-Siḳillī [q.v.], probably in 365/975. He persuaded King George of Nubia to resume the delivery of the baḳt [q.v.], which had lately been withheld, but failed in debate to convert the court to Islam. He travelled into the southern Nubian kingdom of ʿAlwa, but there is no evidence that he actually toured the country of the Bud̲j̲a. His book is known only from excerpts transcribed by al-Maḳrīzī in al-K̲h̲iṭaṭ , and by Ibn …

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Faḍl Ḥasan, Yūsuf, “Ibn Sulaym al-Aswānī”, 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 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3383>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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