ʿAbdallāh, Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm
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Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm ʿAbdallāh (1913–70) was a prominent Egyptian romantic novelist of the mid-twentieth century. He was born in a small village in the western Nile Delta and moved to Cairo to study Arabic at university. He graduated in 1935, returned home, and started his career as an Arabic-language teacher before moving back to Cairo in 1951 to work for the Majmaʿ al-Lugha al-ʿArabiyya, the Arabic Language Academy (ALA), where he remained until his death in 1970.

ʿAbdallāh started writing as early as 1937 under the influence of Muṣṭafā Luṭfī al-Manfalūṭī (1872–1924)…

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Hafez, Sabry, “ʿAbdallāh, Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0279>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004161658, 2008, 2008-1

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