Ibrahim al-Rashid

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Resides: Canton of Whyt Whey
Status: active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Per saltire gules and argent, two gouttes de sang
Award & Office Badges
Order of the Sea Dog Order of the Seahorse Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Golden Rapier


Abu-Duruz Ibrahim ibn Musa bin Sulayman al-Rashid, Laureate (he/him) currently lives in the Canton of Appleholm in the Crown Province of Ostgardr. Most of his partipation in the SCA has centered arround A&S related activities, including teaching. He views himself as primarily a sewist/tailor, though his most involved A&S research to date has been related to nalbinding. Ibrahim has also "dabbled" with numerous other fiber arts, cooking, historical medicine, and historical fencing.

A note about names: While he is known to friends and close associates as Ibrahim, he took the honorific kunya Abu-Duruz on the occasion of receiving the Laurel. In Arabic naming practices, a kunya is often granted by a person of authority and is used as a show of respect. In formal settings, he may be referred to as Abu-Duruz. If use of a title is needed, he usually uses "Laureate" but "Master", "Mu'allim", and "Maestro" are all acceptable.


Ibrahim is a resident of 14th century al-Andalus (the era of Muslim rule in Spain). However, due to his enthusiasm for historical Spanish rapier fencing (also called la Verdadera Destreza) he occationally slides a bit forward in time to the Siglo de Oro (or golden century), the period of the Spanish Renaissance encompassing a bit more than 100 years of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

Offices & Positions

  • Special Deputy for Consultations to the EK Ministry of Arts & Sciences, 2023 -
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences for the Canton of Appleholm, 2023 -
  • Southern Regional A&S Deputy, 2020 - 2023
  • Member of the Pennsic A&S Champions Team (alternate), 2018.
  • Exchequer for the Canton of Whyt Whey (now Appleholm), 2016 - 2023
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences for the Canton of Brokenbridge, 2011-2014
  • Served twice as Ostgardr's Provincial A&S champion.
  • Served once as Ostgardr's Fencing champion

Notable Service

  • Served as the head cook for several events, including "The Coney Hop" in the Canton of Brokenbridge (see menu) and most recently for Ostgardr's "Seige of Granada" in 2019
  • Participated in the Kingdom MoAS office's Consultation Service initative, providing advice to artisans about A&S projects. Working as special deputy for the Consultation Service in the Ministry of Arts and Sciences from 2023.
  • Judged at many A&S events, most recently including "Crown's A&S Champions", and "Artifacts of a Life" in 2019
  • Taught A&S classes at numerious local events and baronial A&S nights, including teaching at every Pennsic he attended since at least 2010. Some of the classes he has taught include:
    • Overview of medieval fashion
    • Basic hand sewing
    • Geometric clothing construction
    • Pattern drafting (modern methods)
    • Turban variations in al-Andalus
    • Very Basic Nalbinding
    • Egyptian nalbinding
    • Romano-Egyptian socks
    • Working with period recipes
    • Historical food preservation methods
    • Humoral theory
  • Clothier to the Crown - Queen Margarita - 8/2020

A&S Projects

Ibrahim has cultivated many and varied interests over years in the Society. Ibrahim's primary interest in craft was sewing and the making of clothing. While his interests have focused on the history of the Iberian peninsula, he has explored the clothing of many times and places. In addition to sewing, Ibrahim has worked in nalbinding with a focus on the socks of Roman Egypt. He has dabbled in knitting and felt-making. Ibrahim also has an interest in the history of medicine, which has also led to research into dietetics and cooking in European and Middle-Eastern history.

Ibrahim's A&S Blog can be found at Below are links to the collected posts in two of his major areas of focus. Most recently he has had a research paper published in the East Kingdom Gazette, May 2020. He also recently won the "best dressed" portion of a "By the Book Rapier Tournement" at Pennsic in 2019 and the "elite" category at Artifacts of a Life in 2023.

In case of court

While not hugely opposed to suprises, Ibrahim would prefer some advance notice if he is to be called into court.