Mohammed al-Ifrani

Abu Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ifrani al-Susi al-Marrakushi (Arabic: محمد الصغير الإفراني) (1669/1670–c. 1742/1743), called al-Saghir, was a Moroccan historian and biographer.

Mohammad al-Ifrani
Born1669/1670
Marrakesh, Morocco
Diedc. 1742/1743
Marrakesh, Morocco
OccupationHistorian, Biographer

BiographyEdit

al-Ifrani was born in 1669/1670 in Marrakesh. His family was from the Ifran tribe, a Shilha Berber tribe of the Draa River basin in the Sous region. He began his studies in his hometown, where he followed the courses of the scholar, Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn 'Ali al-Mawasi as-Susi (d. 1718). Then he went to Fez to continue his studies in the al-Qarawiyyin, where he attended the lessons of scholars such as Ahmad ibn Abd el-Hayy al-Halabi and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd al-Qadir al-Fasi.[1][2]

WorksEdit

Some of his works are:[3][4]

  • Nuzhat al-hddi bi-akhbar muluk al-Qarn al-Hadi, a chronicle of the Saadid sultans of Morocco
  • al-Maslak as-sahl fi sharh tawchih Ibn Sahl, a commentary on Tawshih or Muwashshah of the Andalusian poet, Ibn Sahl
  • Safwat man intashar min akhbar sulaha' al-qarn al-addi 'ashar, a compilation of biographies of 17th-century Moroccan saints
  • az-Zill al-warif fi mafakhir Mawlana Ismail ibn al-Sharif (or Rawdat at-tarif), a monograph on the Alaouite sultan of Morocco, Moulay Ismail Ibn Sharif
  • Durar al-hijal fi ma'athir sab'at rijal, a monograph on the Seven Saints of Marrakesh
  • al-Mu'rib fi akhbar al-Maghrib, a general history of Morocco until his time

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lévi-Provençal 1922, p. 113.
  2. ^ Chadli 1984, p. 551.
  3. ^ Lévi-Provençal 1922, pp. 113–115.
  4. ^ Chadli 1984, p. 551-552.

SourcesEdit

  • Lévi-Provençal, Évariste (1922). Les historiens des Chorfa: essai sur la littérature historique et biographique au Maroc du XVIe au XXe siècle (in French). Paris: Émile Larose.
  • Chadli, Abdellatif (1984). "al-Ifrani, Muhammad al-Saghir". In Toufiq, Ahmed; Hajji, Mohamed (eds.). Ma'lamat al-Maghrib (Encyclopedia of Morocco) (in Arabic). Vol. 2. al-Jamī‘a al-Maghribiyya li-l-Ta’līf wa-l-Tarjama wa-l-Nashr.