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Abū Zakariyyā al-Janāwunī
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Abū Zakariyyā al-Janāwunī, Yaḥyā b. al-Khayr b. Tūzīn, was an Ibāḍī jurist from the Jabal Nafūsa (Nefousa), who lived in the 6th/12th century. He was a native of Ijnāwun (which lay east of Jabal Nafūsa) and was born into a learned family. His grandfather, Abū al-Khayr Tūzīn al-Janāwunī, was himself a renowned scholar who was blessed at birth by Abū al-Khayr Tūzīn al-Zawāghī, and for this reason Yaḥyā was named after him (al-Shammākhī, 2/28). Since al-Zawāghī lived d…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū Zakariyyā al-Janāwunī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0165>
First published online: 2015

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