Abu Imran al-Fasi

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Abu Imran al-Fasi
Born 974
Died 1039
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Maliki
Creed Ash'ari[1]

Abu Imran Yaqub al-Fasi (974-1039) was a Moroccan, Maliki writer born near Fes to a Zenata family.[2]

He is regarded a saint by later Sufi mystics. He played an important role in the history of the Almoravid dynasty. It was his teaching in Qayrawan (Tunisia) that first stirred the Sanhaja.[2][3] He wrote a commentary on the Mudawana of Sahnun.

Qadi Ayyad (d.544/1129), author of the Kitab Shifa bitarif huquq al-Mustapha (The Antidote in knowing the rights of the Chosen Prophet), hagiographied Abu Imran al-Fasi in his Tadrib a-Madarik (Exercising Perception), an encyclopaedia of Maliki scholars.

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  1. ^ "حول العقيدة الأشعرية". Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bosworth, C.E. (1980). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition: Supplement. Brill. p. 40. ISBN 9789004061675. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rethinking the Almoravids", in: Julia Ann Clancy-Smith North Africa, Islam and the Mediterranean World, Routledge, 2001, p. 60-61

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