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ʿAbd al- Ghanī al- Nābulusī
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ʿAbd al-Ghanī b. Ismāʿīl b. ʿAbd al-Ghanī b. Ismāʿīl (1050–1143/1641–1731) of Damascus, known as Ibn al-Nābulusī, was an eminent Ṣūfī scholar and a leading Muslim polymath of the early modern period. According to his own autobiographical notes, he was born on 4 Dhū l-Ḥijja 1050/17 March 1641 (al-Ḥawḍ al-mawrūd, fol. 48), during his father’s journey to Egypt (al-Ḥaqīqa wa-l-majāz, 1:50). The eminent Damascene historian and Ḥanafī jurisconsult, al-Murādī (d. 1206/1791), in his widely quoted source, Silk al-durar (The th…

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Akkach, Samer, “ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23897>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004225671, 2012, 2012-1



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