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al-Thamīnī, ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbdallāh b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Thamīnī al-Yasjanī (b. c.1130/1718, d. 1223/1808), known as Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn, was a celebrated Ibāḍī scholar from the Mzāb, a group of oases in present-day northeastern Algeria. His genealogy goes back, like that of Muḥammad b. Yūsuf Aṭfayyish (d. 1332/1914), to ʿUmar b. Ḥafṣ al-Hintātī (d. 571/1175–6), forebear of the Ḥafṣids, who ruled Tunisia from the seventh/thirteenth to the tenth/sixteenth century; by another account he was descended from the caliph ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb (r. 13–23/634–44). His forebears mi…

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De Motylinski, Adolphe, Lewicki, Tadeusz, updated by, ¨ and al-Salimi, Abdurrahman S., “al-Thamīnī, ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23484>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183902, 2010, 2010-1



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