(al-)Mund̲h̲ir b. Saʿīd
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b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Ḳurṭubī , Abu ’l-Ḥakam, Andalusian theologian and jurist, born in 273/886 into a family of Berber origin settled in the region of Cordova, at Faḥṣ al-Ballūṭ [q.v., Los Pedroches], whence his nisba of al-Ballūṭī .

He studied in the capital of al-Andalus and set out to broaden his knowledge in the East on the occasion of a pilgrimage which he made in 308/921. He stayed in various cities, studied under several teachers and achieved renown in Egypt when he publicly corrected the reading of a verse of Mad̲j̲nūn Laylā [q.v.] by Abū D̲j̲aʿfar al-Naḥḥās, who su…

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Pellat, Ch., “(al-)Mund̲h̲ir b. Saʿīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 August 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5510>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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