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Zarrūq, Aḥmad
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Aḥmad al-Burnūsī al-Fāsī “Zarrūq” (846–99/1442–94) was a reform-oriented Ṣūfī, Mālikī jurist, and social critic in North Africa.

1. Life

Aḥmad Zarrūq was born in Fez (Fās) and trained as a jurist with a Ṣūfī orientation under Muḥammad al-Qūrī (d. 872/1467–8). In 869/1465, Zarrūq opposed a revolution against the last Marīnid sultan, ʿAbd al-Ḥāqq II (r. 823–69/1420–65). Zarrūq left Fes after breaking with his first Ṣūfī master, Muḥ…

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Kugle, Scott, “Zarrūq, Aḥmad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24033>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004252684, 2013, 2013-3



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