Abu al-Fida

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Abu al-Fida

(ä'bo͞o äl-fē`dä, –fĭdä`), 1273–1331, Arab historian, b. Damascus. He fought against the Christians in the last period of the Crusades and later became (1310) governor of Hama in Syria. He was a patron of learning and wrote a descriptive geography and a universal history, which is a superior source for Arab history from the pre-Islamic period to 1329.
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al-Athir and Kitab al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah by Abu al-Fida' b.
The Prophet then advised al-Ansari to recite the 'Ayat al-Kursl' (Throne verse) from the Holy Quran, which proved to be useful in getting rid of the ghouls (Abu al-Fida' 1980, 306-8; al-Tirmidhl n.d., 158; al-Kufi 1988, 94; al-'Asqalani 1959, 159; al-Naysaburl n.d., 519).
'Abu al-Fida', Falsifat al-Muwajha (The Philosophy of the Confrontation), (in Arabic), p.6.
Abu al-Fidain full Abu al-Fida' Isma`il ibn `Ali al-Malik al-Mu'ayyad `Imad ad-Din, also called Abulfeda(b.
Abu al-Fida' was a descendant of Ayyub, the father of Saladin, founder of the Sunnite Muslim Ayyubid dynasty (late 12th and early 13th centuries) that had been supplanted by the Mamluks in Egypt and elsewhere before his birth.

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