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Ibn Ṣaghīr/Ibn Kūjik Family
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Ibn Ṣaghīr/Kūjik was an eminent Karaite family in the period from the eleventh through the fifteenth century, known both from Cairo Geniza documents and from Muslim Arabic sources. Its members included several important merchants, high government officials, and prominent physicians.

According to information provided by fourteenth-century Muslim historians, the ancestor of the family was Abū ʼl-Munajjā Solomon ibn Shaʿya, a high official in twelfth-century Fatimid Egypt. The family had originated in Iran; after settling in Egypt, some of its members kep…

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Amir Mazor, “Ibn Ṣaghīr/Ibn Kūjik Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000744>
First published online: 2014

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