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Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Kattānī, the Living Legend of Morocco

“I am from the partisans of Ḥadīth, and they are the best party. I hope to reach a hundred, having already passed the age of ninety.”[1] – Abū Ṭāhir al-Silafī (d. 576 AH) The epithet ruḥla is an interesting designation coined for someone who is considered a destination for academic travel.[2] In the 4th century AH, al-Maḥbūbī (d. 346 AH), for instance, was deemed the sole destination for...

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