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Abū al-Futūḥ al-ʿIjlī
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Abū al-Futūḥ al-ʿIjlī, Muntajab al-Dīn Asʿad b. Maḥmūd b. Khalaf b. Aḥmad al-Iṣfahānī (515–600/1121–1204), was a Shāfiʿī jurist and preacher. Some sources give 514/1120 as the year of his birth (Ibn Khallikān, 1/209). He was known as a devout and pious person who earned his living as a seller of paper. Nevertheless, he had the authority to issue fatwās (legal opinions) in Iṣfahān (al-Mundhirī, 2/10–11; al-Dhahabī, al-Mukhtaṣar, 144). His views on jurisprudence were taken into account in other regions, and al-Rāfiʿī, a well-known Shāfiʿī jurist of the same peri…

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Salim, Abdol-Amir and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū al-Futūḥ al-ʿIjlī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0135>
First published online: 2015

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