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ABU MUHAMMAD 'ABDULLAH BIN 'ALI AL-LAKHMI AL-ANDALUSI (D. AH 540): IQTIBAS AL-ANWAR WA AL-TAMAS AL-AZHAR FI ANSAB AL-SAHABA
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ABU MUHAMMAD 'ABDULLAH BIN 'ALI AL-LAKHMI AL-ANDALUSI (D. AH 540): IQTIBAS AL-ANWAR WA AL-TAMAS AL-AZHAR FI ANSAB AL-SAHABA

ANDALUSIA, SPAIN, 13TH CENTURY

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ABU MUHAMMAD 'ABDULLAH BIN 'ALI AL-LAKHMI AL-ANDALUSI (D. AH 540): IQTIBAS AL-ANWAR WA AL-TAMAS AL-AZHAR FI ANSAB AL-SAHABA
ANDALUSIA, SPAIN, 13TH CENTURY
An early copy of this work on the genealogy of the Companions of the Prophet, starting with the letter mim, Arabic manuscript on Spanish paper, 146ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 25ll. of tight black maghribi script, titles in larger script, occasional red highlights and later marginal comments, in later stamped dark red morocco binding with flap
Folio 10 1/8 x 7.3/in. (18.8 x 25.8cm.)
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This work is a compilation of biographies of early figures of Islam. It also includes important Andalusian figures and gives historical anecdotes. It gives for instance humorous details about the private life of the 10th century Supreme Judge of Cordoba al-Mundhir bin Sa’id al-Balluti and a eunuch Ya’far al-Saqlibi.

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