Yūsuf, ʿAlī
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(1863-1913), successful Egyptian journalist and editor of the influential newspaper daily al-Muʾayyad , which dominated the Muslim press from 1889-1913.

S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ ʿAlī Yūsuf was born in the remote village of Balṣafūra in Upper Egypt, to poor parents. His father died a year after his birth, forcing his mother to move with him back to her own village of Banī ʿAdī, where he was given a traditional religious education, memorising the Ḳurʾān by the age of 12. In 1881, at the age of 18, he left for Cairo, where he enrol…

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Peri Bearman, “Yūsuf, ʿAlī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8044>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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