Abu-l-Hasan al-Tamgruti

Abu-l-Hasan Ali ibn Mohammed al-Tamgruti (Arabic: علي بن محمد التمكروتي; born in Tamegroute ca. 1560, died in 1594/5) was a Moroccan author, ambassador, fqih and one of the most important officials of the Saadian court during the reign of Ahmad al-Mansur.[1] He was in charge of the embassy to the Turkish sultan Murad III together with secretary of state Abd al-Aziz al-Fishtali.[2][3] He is best known because of the rihla of his journey to Istanbul in 1590-91.[4] He was buried in the sanctuary of Qadi Ayyad in Marrakesh.


  1. ^ Entry AL-TAMGRUTI, in M. Th Houtsma, First encyclopaedia of Islam: 1913-1936, reprint 1987, p. 643 [1]
  2. ^ Lévi-Provençal, E., "al-Tamgrūtī" in Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Brill Online , 2012. Reference. 17 August 2012 [2]
  3. ^ Dale F. Eickelman (ed.), Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, University of California Press, 1990, pp. 79-82 [3]
  4. ^ Al-Nafha al Miskiya fi al Sifara al Turkiya (The Book of the Musky Breeze of the Embassy to Turqey), Keta-books, 2002 (French translation: Relation d'une ambassade marocaine en Turquie (A 16th century travel account of Istanbul by a Moroccan ambassador), 1589-1591, par Abou-l-Hasan Ali ben Mohammed et-Tamgrouti, traduite et annotée par Henry de Castries, Paris, 1929)