Muhammad ibn Muhammad Ibn Suleyman

(d. 1683)

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(d. 1683)

Premodern polymath who represents the internationalization of Islamic scholarship and the epitome of scholarly erudition. Born in Tarudant in present-day Morocco, he received his initial education in the Maghreb and then traveled to the main centers of Islamic learning (such as Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Mecca, Medina, and Istanbul) to study with the great scholars of his time. Died in Damascus. Due to his extensive writings in numerous disciplines, including rhetoric, mathematics, astronomy, Arabic grammar and syntax, fiqh, Sufism, and Quranic, hadith, and tafsir studies, he had a profound influence on subsequent scholars.

Subjects: Islam.

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