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, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (1886-1958), Egyptian poet, writer, educator and critic of North African origin whose grandfather settled in Egypt. S̲h̲ukrī was born in Port Said and graduated from secondary school in Alexandria in 1904. His grandfather as well as his father were nationalists active in Egyptian political life. S̲h̲ukrī befriended his father’s friend ʿAbd Allāh al-Nadīm [q.v.] and backed Saʿd Zag̲h̲lūl [q.v.]. He defended the Egyptian revolution with an anti-British poem which caused his expulsion from the Law College (1906). On the advice of Muṣṭafā Kāmil [q.v.], he joined the …

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Moreh, S., “S̲h̲ukrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6982>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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