Mohammed al-Abdari al-Hihi

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Not to be confused with the 13th-century Maliki scholar Ibn al-Haj al-Abdari.

Abu Abdallah Mohammed ibn Mohammed ibn Ali ibn Ahmed ibn Masoud ibn Hajj al-Abdari al-Hihi (fl. ca. 1289) was a Moroccan travel writer. He was born in the Haha, a berber village in the south of Morocco.[1] He is the author of The Moroccan Journey (Al-Rihlah al-magribiyyah), an account of his journey to Mecca in 1289, originally entitled Rihlat al-Abdari (al-Abdari's Journey). It was published by the Ministry of Education (ed. Muhammad al-Fasi, Rabat, 1968).)[2]

The section of the al-Rihla al-Maghreibiyya describing places in Palestine was copied by Ibn Juzayy in 1354-1355 when writing an account of the travels of Ibn Battuta.[3]

al-Abdari was also the grand Qadi (judge) of Marrakesh.[4]

(He is not to be confused with Mohammed ibn Hajj al-Abdari al-Fasi or Mohammed Ibn Mohammed ibn Mohammed Abu Abdallah Ibn al-Hajj al-Abdari al-Qayrawani al-Fasi al-Tilamsi, (ca. 1258 - 1336), the author of Madkhal Ash-Shara Ash-Shareef Ala Al-Mathahib, or "Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence According to Schools of Thought".)


  1. ^ Khair, Tabish (2006). Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing. Signal Books. p. 281. ISBN 9781904955115. 
  2. ^ Sadik Rddad, (on al-Hihi) Al-Abdari: The Disgruntled Traveller, in: Tabish Khair, Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing, 2006, p. 281
  3. ^ Elad, Amikam (1987). "The description of the travels of Ibn Baṭūṭṭa in Palestine: is it original?". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. 119: 256–272. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00140651. 
  4. ^ "دعوة الحق - ابن الحاج العبدري والرحالة العبدري". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  • Abdari, Muhammad ibn Muhammad. Rihlat al-'Abdari / ta'lif Abi 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Sa'ud al-'Abdari ; haqqaqaha wa-qaddama la-ha 'Ali Ibrahim Kurdi ; qaddama la-ha Shakir al-Fahham. al-Tab'ah, Damascus : Dar Sa'd al-Din, 1999. (editor's MA thesis)

Further reading[edit]

  • al-ʻAbdarī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad (1968). al-Fāsī, Muḥammad, ed. Riḥlat al-ʻAbdarī al-musammāt al-riḥlah al-Maghribīyah (in Arabic). Rabat: Jāmiʻat Muḥammad al-Khāmis. OCLC 33857339. 
  • Cheneb, Muh. Ben; Hoenerbach, W. (1986). "Al-'Abdarī". Encyclopaedia of Islam. Volume I (2nd ed.). Leiden: Brill. p. 96. ISBN 90-04-08114-3. 
  • Cherbonneau, M. (1854). "Notice et extraits du voyage d'El-Abdery". Journal Asiatique. 5th series (in French). 4: 144–176. 
  • Hoenerbach, Wilhelm (1940). Das nordafrikanische Itinerar des 'Abdari vom Jahre 688/1289 (in German). Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus. OCLC 29093949. 
  • Wright, William, ed. and trans. (1907). "Preface". Travels of Ibn Jubayr (2nd ed.). Leiden: Brill. pp. 16–17. 

External links[edit]

For a biography see [1] (retrieved September 11, 2008) N.B. This site mistakenly assumes that the two authors are the same.