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Sidi Brahim Riahi

Sidi Brahim Riahi

Tunisian ambassador, theologian and muslim saint
Sidi Brahim Riahi
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Intro Tunisian ambassador, theologian and muslim saint
Was Religious scholar Theologian Diplomat Poet Politician Ambassador
From Tunisia
Type Literature Religion Politics
Gender male
Birth 1766, Testour, Tunisia
Death 7 August 1850, Tunis, Tunisia (aged 84 years)
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Biography

Ibrahim Riahi, birth name Abou Ishak Ibrahim Ben Abdelkader Riahi (1766 Testour – August 7, 1850), was a Tunisian ambassador, theologian and saint. A Sunni Muslim scholar, he was also a poet. He was the grandfather of Ali Riahi.

Biography

Ibrahim Riahi learned about the group of academics and lawyers from Tunisia, in particular: Hamza Al-Jibas, Saleh Al-Kawash, Muhammad Al-Fassi, Omar Bin Qassem Al-Mahjoub, Hassan Al-Sharif, Ahmed Bou Khurais, Ismail Al-Tamimi, Al-Taher Ben Massoud, and others.

Sidi Brahim frequented from a young age a kouttab in Testour and showed talent for religious sciences and learning the Quran. Upon his arrival in Tunis, around 1782, he studied at the Haouanet Achour madrassah and then at the Bir Lahjar madrassah.

Around 1790, he began teaching at Zitouna University where the future ministers Ibn Abi Dhiaf and Béji Messaoudi as well as the greatest theologians of the time, such as Mohamed Bayram IV and Mahmoud Kabadou, were among his students.

In 1801, he was part of an embassy in Morocco, where he stayed for several months; there he discovered the Sufi tariqa of the Tijaniyya and introduced it to Tunisia on his return.

Sidi Brahim Riahi Mausoleum

Sidi Brahim is buried with some of his sons, sheikhs and theologians like him, in his mausoleum in the Sidi Brahim Riahi street in the medina of Tunis named Sidi Brahim Riahi Mausoleum.

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https://data.bnf.fr/fr/14651143/ibrahim_ibn__abd_al-qadir_al-_riyah_i/
https://web.archive.org/web/20080302042056/http://www.tunisia.strabon.org/amvppc/Tunis/Dossier%20Patrimoine/10zaouia_fr.html
http://www.tunisia.strabon.org/amvppc/Tunis/Dossier%20Patrimoine/10zaouia_fr.html
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/119544520
http://isni.org/isni/0000000107804923
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr90018019
https://viaf.org/viaf/44561346
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr90018019
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