Ibn Maḍāʾ
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, Aḥmad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muḥammad b. Saʿd b. Ḥārit̲h̲ b. ʿĀṣim al-Lak̲h̲mī , Andalusian faḳīh and grammarian of the 6th/12th century, who is given indiscriminately the kunyas of Abu ’l-ʿAbbās, Abū D̲j̲aʿfar and Abu ’l-Ḳāsim. Born into a famous Cordovan family in 513/1119, he studied grammar at Seville with Ibn al-Rammāk and ḥadīt̲h̲ at Ceuta with the ḳāḍī ʿIyāḍ. He was ḳāḍī at Fez and at Bougie, until the Almohad caliph Yūsuf b. ʿAbd al-Muʾmin appointed him ḳāḍī ’l-d̲j̲amāʿa , an office which he retained under his son and successor Yaʿḳūb b. Yūsuf.

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Granja, F. de la, “Ibn Maḍāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 05 December 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3275>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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