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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 during the reign of the Zīrid al-Muʿizz b. Bādīs (r. 406–453…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Rezaee, Maryam, “Abū Zakariyyā al-Janāwunī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0165>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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