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Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī
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Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī, Sulaymān b. Khalaf b. Saʿd (Saʿdūn) b. Ayyūb b. Wārith (Dhū al-Ḥijja 403–474/June 1013–1081), was an eminent Mālikī theologian of al-Andalus who was born in Baṭalyaws (Badajoz). After his birth, his family moved to Bāja (modern Beja) and later settled in Córdoba. Abū al-Walīd himself settled down in the east of al-Andalus (al-Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ, 4/802). His maternal grandfather, Muḥammad b. Mūhib Qabrī, was a learned faqīh (jurist) (Ḥamīdī, 1/150) and his father was a merchant of Bāja in al-Qayrawān who used to trave…

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Salim, Abdol-Amir and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0156>
First published online: 2015

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