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Abū Isḥāq al-Ilbīrī
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Abū Isḥāq al-Ilbīrī (Abū Isḥāq of Elvira) Ibrāhīm b. Masʿūd b. Saʿīd al-Tujībī (d. 459 or 460/1067 or 1068), was a poet and a Mālikī jurist who lived towards the end of Umayyad rule and during the era of the Reyes de taifas (mulūk al-ṭawāʾif, the ‘petty states’) in al-Andalus in the 5th/11th century. He is known on the one hand because of his poems, which express themes of wisdom and detachment; and on the other, because he took part in the massacre of the Jews of the Kingdom of Granada in 459/1066. His date of birth is not known, but giv…

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Department of Arabic and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū Isḥāq al-Ilbīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0158>
First published online: 2015

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