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ʿAbd al-Ḥakam
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ʿAbd al-Ḥakam, a famous and influential family of historians, jurists (sing. faqīh), traditionists (sing. muḥaddith) and scholars during the 2nd and 3rd/8th and 9th centuries, who were the leaders of the Mālikīs in Egypt. Their forebear, Aʿyan b. al-Layth, migrated from Ḥaql, one of the small townships of Ayla (Eilat) on the Red Sea coast, and settled in Alexandria. There he had a son, Abū ʿUthmān ʿAbd al-Ḥakam, who subsequently amassed a large fortune and became …

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Kasa'i, Nurollah, Translated by Suheyl Umar and Nurollah Kasa'i, “ʿAbd al-Ḥakam”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0015>
First published online: 2015

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