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Majdhūb, Muḥammad
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Muḥammad b. Qamar al-Dīn Aḥmad Majdhūb (b. 1210/1795–6, d. 1247/1831) was the founder the Majdhūbiyya Ṣūfī order in Sudan, centred in the city of Sawākin, on the Red Sea coast.

Muḥammad Majdhūb was born into the Majādhīb, a prominent holy family of traders of the Jaʿaliyyūn tribal confederacy of the central Nile valley. He was sometimes known as al-Majdhūb al-Ṣaghīr (the younger), in contrast to his great-grandfather of the same name, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī (fl. c.1102/1690–1). It was the latter’s son Ḥamad (d. 1190/1776–7) who fi…

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Vikør, Knut S., “Majdhūb, Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36044>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004413436, 2020, 2020-1



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