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17th century onward, a sizeable Maghribi Ibadi community lived, studied, and worked in the city of Cairo, centered around a trade agency, school, and library known as the ‘Buffalo Agency’ ( Wikālat al-Jāmūs ). I argue that the story of the Buffalo Agency shows how Ibadis very much belonged to the

In: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
Author: Paul M. Love

1903 (Figure 1). His education eventually brought him to Tunis, where he studied at the Zaytūna Mosque before continuing his studies in Cairo. 3 Ibāḍī scholars, students, and traders had been making Cairo their home since the late-16th century when a waqf endowment created the Wikālat al-jāmūs

In: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts