Hasan al-Attar

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Shaykh Hasan al-Attar (1766-1835) was an Islamic scholar, Grand Imam of al-Azhar from 1830 to 1835.[1] A "polymathic figure", he wrote on grammar, science, logic, medicine and history.[2] Hassan al-Attar was appointed Sheikh of al-Azhar in 1831.


  1. ^ Goldschmidt, Jr., Arthur (2000). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-55587-229-8. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Peter Gran (2009). "Ḥasan al-ʻAṭṭār". In Roger M. A. Allen; Terri DeYoung. Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1350-1850. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. pp. 56–68. ISBN 978-3-447-05933-6. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • F. De Jong, 'The itinerary of Hasan al-'Attar (1766-1835): a reconsideration and its implications', Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. 28, No. 1 (1983), pp. 99–128.

External links[edit]

  • Rediscovering Al-'Attar
  • Dunne, Bruce William. "Sexuality and the "Civilizing Process" in Modern Egypt." ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1996.