The month of February 2018, all my blog posts were concerned with Mubārak whom we by now all know. If you are like huh, please refer to the posts one, two, and three. Continue reading “Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashi: Concluding Remarks”
Black History Month continues with my third instalment on Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī. This time, the biography following below comes from Ibn Ayyūb. Continue reading “Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī: part 3”
It is still Black History Month in the US. Last week, I introduced Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī and presented the first (actually, chronologically the last) biography he received from a local Damascene author. Also, I want to point to this article which outlines some of the benefits of Black History Month.
Today, we continue with another one, which was written several decades before al-Ghazzī’s:
- Ibn al-ʿImād, ʿAbd al-Ḥaiy Ibn Aḥmad. Shadharāt al-dhahab fī akhbār man dhahab. [Nachdr. d. Ausg. Kairo 1931-32] ed. 10 vols. Beirut: Dār Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth al-ʿArabī, 1982, vol. 8, pp. 259-260.
In the US, February is Black History Month and that provides the welcome opportunity to return to one of my favourite characters from the Late Mamluk and Early Ottoman sources. I am currently awaiting the publication of an article I dedicated to him, and he also appeared in another that I announced here earlier this year. Finally, he was prominent in my book as well. Continue reading “An African Sufi shaykh in Damascus: Mubārak al-Qābūnī al-Ḥabashī”