Sidi Abderrahman El Majdoub
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Sidi Abderrahman el Majdoub (Arabic: عبد الرحمان المجذوب ‎, 1506-1568), also transcribed as Mejdub, full name al-Shaykh Abu Zayd Abderrahman al-Majdoub Ibn Ayyad Ibn Yaacub Ibn Salama Ibn Khashan al-Sanhaji al-Dukkali , was a North African poet, Sufi and mystic.[1] He was born into a Berber family. Many lines of his poems are known throughout the Maghreb, and his work is the source of many proverbs (e.g. "doubt is the beginning of wisdom").

El Majdoub was born in Tit in Adrar in current day Algeria, in 1506. He mentions his birth place and origins in many of his Quaterns. He memorized the entire Quran and the 10 different ways of recitation. He lived during the rise of the Saadi dynasty in current day Morroco under the reign of Mohammed ash-Sheikh and Abdallah al-Ghalib. This period also the period of the rise of the Othoman Empire in Algeria and Tunisia.[2]


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