Abu Yaaza

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Abu Yaaza Yalnour ibn Maymun ibn Abdallah Dukkali Hazmiri al-Gharbi (d. 572/1157) (also Bouazza) was a Dukkala Berber[1] Sufi saint. He was the teacher of Abu Madyan. Abu al-Abbas al-Azafi wrote his biography: Di'amat al-yaqin fi za'amat al-muttaqin (The Pillar of certainty in the leadership of the God-conscious). His grave and mosque was renovated in 1691 by sultan Moulay Ismael. A yearly moussem is celebrated in his honour.[2]

He mausoleum is located in the eponymous town of Moulay Bouazza.


  1. ^ Lévi-Provençal, Évariste. "Abū Yaʿazzā". Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd ed.). Brill Publishers. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ Halima Ferhat, Le soufisme et les zaouias au Maghreb, Casablanca, Toubkal, 2003, p.131-136 and 102