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This article is about medieval Arab geographer. For other people named Al-Maqdisi or Al-Muqaddasi, see Maqdisi.
al-Muqaddasī (al-Maqdisī)
Born c. 945/946 CE
Died 991 CE
Era Islamic Golden Age
Region Islamic civilization
School/tradition Balkhi school
Main interests Islamic geography
Major works The Best Divisions in the Knowledge of the Regions

Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Shams al-Dīn al-Muqaddasī or al-Maqdisī (Arabic: محمد بن أحمد شمس الدين المقدسي‎), also transliterated as el-Mukaddasi, (c. 945/946 - 991) was a medieval Arab geographer, author of Aḥsan al-taqāsim fī maʿrifat al-aqālīm (The Best Divisions in the Knowledge of the Regions).


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Further reading

  • Al-Muqaddasi (Basil Anthony Collins (Translator)): The Best Divisions for Knowledge of the Regions. Ahasan al-Taqasim Fi Ma'rifat al-Aqalim. Garnet Publishing, Reading, 1994, ISBN 1-873938-14-4
  • Collins, Basil Anthony: Al-Muqaddasi; the man and His Work, Michigan Geographical Publication, 1974,


  • Al-Muqaddasi
  • Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar
  • Zakariyeh Mohammed: Jerusalem Quarterly

See also

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