Muhammad ibn Iyas

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Muhammad ibn Iyas (b. June 1448; d. after November 1522), is one of the most important Egyptian historians.[1] He was an eyewitness to the historical event of the Ottoman invasion of Egypt.

He was one of the Memluks and was entitled Bada'I al-Zuhur fi Waqa'I al-Duhur.

His quotes have been used in many references like his say about Al-Nasir Muhammad: " His name was mentioned everywhere like no other king's name. All the kings wrote to him, sent gifts to him and feared him. The whole of Egypt was in his grasp ".


Ibn Iyas was the author of a 6-volume history of Egypt, totalling over 3,000 pages.,[2] This is entitled "Badai Alzuhur Fi Wakayi Alduhur" [3]


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  3. ^ Ibn Iyas , Badai Alzuhur Fi Wakayi Alduhur , abridged and edited by Dr. M. Aljayar, Almisriya Lilkitab, Cairo 2007, ISBN 977-419-623-6 , p.91

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Sotheby's October 9, 2013, auction of an autograph unicum of his Kitab 'aja'ib al-akhbar li-khutat misr al-amsar.