Ibn Maḍāʾ(395 words)

Granja, F. de la

, 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.

In spite of his wide education in al…

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Granja, F. de la. "Ibn Maḍāʾ." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 01 August 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/ibn-mada-SIM_3275>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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