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date: 19 August 2022

Kishk, ʿAbd al-Hamid (1933–1996),  

Dictionary of African Biography
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Egyptian Muslim shaykh and well-known preacher, was born on 10 March 1933 in Shibrakhit, which is located in the Al-Bahira district of Egypt, near Alexandria. A poor grocer’s child, his full name was ʿAbd al-Hamid ʿAbd al-ʿAziz Muhammad Kishk. At the age of six he was afflicted by a severe infection in his eyes and as a result of mistreatment he became completely blind. After spending several years at the traditional ... ...

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