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ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī
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ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī, Taqī al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. ʿAlī (c. 541–600/1146–1204), was a Ḥanbalī muḥaddith (traditionist) and faqīh (jurist). He was born in Jammāʿīl near Nablus (al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 21/444), but moved with his family to Damascus when very young, where he was brought up and where he spent the rest of his life.

As was the custom with muḥaddithūn, after starting his study of ḥadīths in Damascus, ʿAbd al-Ghanī undertook a series of journeys to expand his learning, and left Damascus on many occasions in order to hear ḥadīths. His first trip to Baghdad was i…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0053>
First published online: 2015

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