Abd al-Aziz al-Fishtali

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Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz al-Sinhaji al-Fishtali (1549–1621) was the secretary of state for correspondence and leading poet from Ahmad al-Mansur's court.[1] He wrote 69 poems, numbering 1016 verses.[2] The one surviving work from the pen of al-Fishtali, as the chief scribe of al-Mansur's state is: Manahil al-safa fi ma'athir mawalina al-shurafa. Editor: Abd al-Karim Kurayyim. (Rabat, 1973). It is considered to be the main source for the dynasty of Ahmad al-Mansur. He was a native of the Beni Mellal region.


  1. ^ J. D. Fage, Roland Anthony Oliver The Cambridge History of Africa, ed. Cambridge University Press, 1986, ISBN 978-0-521-20413-2, p. 629
  2. ^ Roger Allen ed., Arabic literature in the post-classical period.,Cambridge University Press, 2006, p.62