Muṣṭafā ʿAbd al-Rāziḳ
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, Egyptian journalist who became Rector of al-Azhar [q.v.].

Born in Egypt in 1882 (according to Y.A. Dāg̲h̲ir, Maṣādir ) or in 1885 (al-Ziriklī, Aʿlām ) and dying in 1946 or 1947, he belonged to a rich and aristocratic family. He was the son of Ḥasan Pas̲h̲a ʿAbd al-Rāziḳ and the brother of ʿAlī ʿAbd al-Rāziḳ, his junior by several years and famed for the “scandal” raised by his book al-Islām wa-uṣūl al-ḥukm in 1925, a little before the one which Ṭāhā Ḥusayn provoked with his al-S̲h̲iʿr al-d̲j̲āhilī . Despite being on a very different social level, Muṣṭafā ʿAbd al-Rāziḳ followed …

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Tomiche, N., “Muṣṭafā ʿAbd al-Rāziḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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