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Idris I(Encyclopedia)Idris I, 1890–1983, king of Libya (1951–69). A grandson of the founder of the Sanusi Muslim sect, he became leader of the group in 1917. He was acknowledged (1920) by the Italians as emir of Cyren...
Idrisids(Encyclopedia)Idrisids d´rsdz [key], two historic Muslim families. 1 An Arab Shiite dynasty of Morocco (788–974), founded by Idris I, a descendant of caliph Ali. It was the first Shiite dynasty in the hi...
Dolgellau(Encyclopedia)Dolgellau dôlgth´l, –gl´ [key], town (1981 pop. 2,321), Gwynedd, W Wales, on the Whion River at the northern foot of Cadair Idris. It is a market town and tourist center. ...
Shafi'i, al-(Encyclopedia)Shafi'i, al- (Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i), 767–820, Islamic jurist. Raised and educated in Mecca and Medina, he taught in Egypt and Baghdad. His teachings laid the groundwork for the...
Idrisi(Encyclopedia)Idrisi dr´s [key] or Edrisi– [key], in full Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdallah Ibn Idris Al-Hammudi Al-Hasani Al-Idrisi, b. 1099?, d. after 1154, Arab geographer, b. Ceuta. He ...
Sanusi(Encyclopedia)Sanusi or Senussiboth: snoo´s [key], Arabic Sanusiyya, a political-religious organization in Libya and Sudan founded in Mecca in 1837 by Muhammad bin Ali al-Sanusi (1791–1859), known as the G...
Bornu(Encyclopedia)Bornu bôr´noo [key], former Muslim state, mostly in NE Nigeria, extending S and W of Lake Chad. It began its existence as a separate state in the late 14th cent. From the 14th to the 18th cent. Bo...
Fès(Encyclopedia)Fès fs [key] or Fezfz [key], Arab. Fas, city (1994 pop. 772,028), N central Morocco. In a rich agricultural region, it is connected by rail to Casablanca, Tangier, and Algeria. The city is noted ...
Qaddafi, Muammar al-(Encyclopedia)Qaddafi, Muammar al- mooäm-mär´ äl-käd-dä´f [key], 1942–2011, Libyan army officer and dictator. He graduated from the Univ. of Libya in 1963 and became an army officer in 1965. In 1969 he...
Arabic literature(Encyclopedia)Arabic literature, literary works written in the Arabic language. The great body of Arabic literature includes works by Arabic speaking Turks, Persians, Syrians, Egyptians, Indians, Jews, and other Af...
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