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IBN IDRIS, AHMAD

IBN IDRIS, AHMAD (1749/50-1837), Moroccan Sufi and teacher and founder of the Idrisiyah tradition. Despite his importance within nineteenth-century Islamic history, very little is known of the life of Ibn Idris, and contemporary accounts are sparse. Ibn Idris was born near Larache in Morocco into a family of Idrisi sharifs. He studied for some thirty years at the Qarawyyin mosque/school inFez. Among his teachers there fn the formal Islamic sciences was Muhammad ibn Suda (d. 1795), while his p ...more

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