Ahmed ibn Abi Mahalli

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Ahmed ibn Abi Mahalli (1559–1613), born in Sijilmasa, was an imam and the (Sufi) leader of a revolt (1610–13) against the reigning Saadi dynasty in the south of Morocco in which he proclaimed himself as mahdi.[1] He is the author of many books of which only six remain today. among those are l'Islit al-khirrit (also spelled al-Aslit), Al Salsabil and Miharas.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Islit Al-Khirit Fi Kalie Bouloume Al-Ifrit A'Nnefrit (en Arabic: إصليت الخريت في قطع بلعوم العفريت النفريت‎)
  • El-Haoudadj (en Arabic: الهودج‎)
  • Al-KOstas El-Mostakim Fi Maarifat A'sahih Mina A'sakim (en Arabic: القسطاس المستقيم في معرفة الصحيح من السقيم‎)
  • El Ouaddah Arabic: الوضاح‎)
  • Manjanik Sokhor Lihadmi Binaa Cheikh El Ghoror Ou'Rass El-Fodjor (en Arabic: منجنيق الصخور لهدم بناء شيخ الغرور ورأس الفجور‎)
  • Jaouab El-Kharoubi Arabic: جواب الخروبي‎)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, "Imam et Mahdi : Ibn Abî Mahallî", in Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, 2000, p. 157-180 [1] (retrieved 3-2-2011) translation in English, in: Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, Messianism and puritanical reform: Mahdīs of the Muslim west, Brill, 2006
  2. ^ Berque, Ulémas, fondateurs, insurgés du Maghreb, Paris, Sindbad, 1982, p. 275