Abu Abdallah Mohammed al-Murabit al-Dila'i

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Abu Abdallah Mohammed al-Hajj ibn Mohammed ibn Mohammed ibn Abd-al-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr al-Dilai (born in Fez, died 1678), also known as Al-Murabit, was a renowned linguist and scholar of Arabic grammar and usul-al-fiqh (law).[1] He was the grandson of the founder of the zaouia of Dila, Abu Bakr ibn Mohammed al-Majati as-Sanhaji (1526-1612) and brother of Mohammed al-Hajj (died 1671), who proclaimed himself sultan of Fez in 1641. Al-Dila'i wrote (a.o.) treatises on law (Al Kitab Zawahir al-Fikri), poems in praise of the prophet Mohammed (Zahr al-hada'ih and Al-Zahr al-nadi fi-l-khuluk al-muhammadi).[2][3] and an urdjuza (poem in a specific metre) about the shorfa (descendants of the prophet), Durrat al-tidjan.[4][5] Al-Dila'i performed the hajj, together with his father, in 1659 and wrote his Rihla (account of the journey) in the form of a poem of 136 lines, entitled Al-Rihla al-Mujaddasa. He was the teacher of Abu Ali al-Hassan al-Yusi (1631–1691).

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  1. ^ Roger M. A. Allen et. al., Essays in Literary Biography, 1350-1850, 2009, p.415
  2. ^ M. Lakhdar, La Vie literaire au Maroc sous la dynastie Alawide, Rabat, 1971, p.166-8
  3. ^ Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Encyclopedie de l'Islam, Brill Archive, 1981, p. 224
  4. ^ Hasan Jalab, Abu 'Abdi Allah Muhammad al Murabit al Dila'i (about his life and literary production), Keta Books, 1997
  5. ^ Vajda, Georges, "Note sur l'oeuvre de Muhammad al-Murabit Ad-Dilai", Hesperis 1956, T. XLIII, 1er-2eme trimestres, pp. 215-216