Moulay Brahim

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for the town and commune see Moulay Brahim, Morocco

Moulay Brahim or Mawlāy Ibrāhīm ibn Aḥmad al-Amghārī (died 1661 CE), nicknamed Ṭayr al-Jabal "Bird of the Mountain", was a well-known Moroccan sufi saint. He was the grandson of ʿAbdallāh ibn Ḥusayn al-Ḥassānī, the founder (c. 1525 CE) of the zawiya of Tameslouht, one of the greatest zawiyas in the region of Marrakech. The zawiya of Moulay Brahim was founded in 1628 CE during the reign of the Saʿdī sultan Zaydān al-Nāṣir in the village originally named Kik, and since called Moulay Brahim. It is located a few kilometers to the west of Tameslouht.


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