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al-ʿAlawī, Jamāl al-Dīn
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Jamāl al-Dīn al-ʿAlawī (1945–12 July 1992) was a Moroccan professor of Islamic philosophy and one of the leading Ibn Rushd specialists of the twentieth century. He was raised in an aristocratic and tradition-conscious family (his father was a renowned poet and qāḍī at the sharīʿa court in Fez). After having completed an Arabic-based primary and secondary education he entered the Muḥammad V University in Rabat in 1963. He studied philosophy with Najīb Baladī, Muḥammad ʿAzīz al-Ḥabbābī (Lahbabī), and, for a short time, Muḥammad ʿĀbid al-Jāb…

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von Kügelgen, Anke, “al-ʿAlawī, Jamāl al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22843>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2

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