Malik ibn al-Murahhal

Malik ibn al-Murahhal or Abu l-Hakam/Abu l-Mayd Malik ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn Ali ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn (al-)Faray ibn (al-)Azraq ibb Saad/Munir ibn Salim ibn (al-)Faray al-Masmudi al-Malaqi al-Sabti (13 August 1207, in Málaga – 10 April 1299, in Fez) is considered to be one of the greatest Moroccan poets.[1] He belonged to a Masmudi family and was born in Malaga, but grew up in Ceuta[2] and was the chancellor of Marinid sultans like Abu Yusuf Yaqub.[3][4] He is the author of 24 books among which a panegyric of the Prophet in popular form.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura, Literatura y pensamiento marroquíes contemporáneos, 1981, ISBN 84-7472-032-X , p. 5
  2. ^ Halima Ferhat, Sabta des origines au xivème siècle, 1993, p. 424
  3. ^ Ed de Moor, Otto Zwartjes, G. J. H. van Gelder, Poetry, Politics and Polemics: Cultural Transfer Between the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa, 1996 ISBN 90-420-0105-4, p. 67,
  4. ^ Shatzmiller, L'Historiographie Merinide: Ibn Khaldun et ses contemporains, 1982 p. 112
  • Muhammad b. Jafar al-Kattani, Salwat al-anfas wa-muhadathat al-akyas bi-man uqbira min al-ulema wa-l-sulha bi-Fas, Lith., s vols, 1316, Fez, pp. 99–110
  • Abd al-Rahman b. Khaldun, Kitab al-Ibar wa-diwan al-mubtada wa-l-khabar fi ayyam al-Arab wa-l-Ajam wa-l-Barbar, Bulaq ed., VII, pp. 198–200
  • José Manuel Continete, "Dos poemas de Malik B. Al-Murahhal, poeta malagueño al servicio de los benimerines",in: Awraq: Estudios sobre el mundo árabe e islámico contemporáneo, ISSN 0214-834X, Nº 2, 1979, pags. 44-54
  • L. Gómez García, Biblioteca de al-Andalus, Volume IV, entry "Ibn al-Murahhal"