al-Ḏh̲ahabī
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, S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. ʿUt̲h̲mān b. Ḳāymāẓ b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Turkumānī al-Fāriḳī al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , an Arab historian and theologian, was born at Damascus or at Mayyāfariḳīn on 1 or 3 Rabīʿ II (according to al-Kutubī, in Rabīʿ I) 673/5 or 7 October 1274, and died at Damascus, according to al-Subkī and al-Suyūṭī, in the night of Sunday-Monday on 3 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 748/4 February 1348, or, according to Aḥmad b. ʿIyās, in 753/1352-3. He was buried at the Bāb al-Ṣag̲h̲īr.

His Life. His main lines of study were Tradition and canon law.

He began to study Tradition at …

Cite this page
Ben Cheneb, Moh. and Somogyi, J. de, “al-Ḏh̲ahabī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 August 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0159>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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