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Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh al-Ishbīlī al-Maʿāfirī b. al-ʿArabī, who was born in Seville in 469/1076, travelled to the Orient with his father in 485/1092, going to Damascus, Baghdad, and the Hijaz. After making the pilgrimage in 489/1096 he studied in Baghdad under al-Ghazālī and then returned to Spain by way of Alexandria and Cairo, arriving in 493/1100. After that he taught in Seville, where he died in 546/1151.