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Luṭfī al- Sayyid
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, Aḥmad , Egyptian scholar, statesman and writer, born in the village of Barḳayn, Daḳahliyya Province, on 15 January 1872 and died in Cairo on 5 March 1963. His family were rural gentry ( aʿyān ), and both his father, al-Sayyid Abū ʿAlī, and his grandfather were ʿumdas . He was educated in the traditional kuttāb , the government school in al-Manṣūra, the Khedivial Secondary School in Cairo and the School of Law in Cairo. The most significant intellectual contacts which he made at the School of Law were with Muḥammad ʿAbduh and Ḥassūna al-Nawāwī. Hav…

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Wendell, C., “Luṭfī al-Sayyid”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4705>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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