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Mandūr, Muḥammad
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Muḥammad Mandūr (b. 5 July 1907 in Kafr Mandūr, eastern Nile Delta, d. 19 May 1965 in Cairo) was an Egyptian literary critic nicknamed Shaykh al-Nuqqād (leader of critics), a member of parliament, and a political journalist. Born to a poor family, he attended elementary and secondary school in the Nile delta. After enrolling in the law school of Egyptian University (now Cairo University), he met his teacher, Ṭāhā Ḥusayn (d. 1973), who persuaded him to pursue a degree in literature. Recommended by…

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Kesrouany, Maya, “Mandūr, Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36158>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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