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Afḍal al-Dīn al-Khūnajī
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Afḍal al-Dīn al-Khūnajī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Nāmāwar b. ʿAbd al-Malik (Jumādā I 590–5 Ramaḍān 646/May 1194–December 1248), was a Persian scholar of the intellectual sciences and a judge (qāḍī) in Egypt. Some later sources recorded his father’s name and the date of his death differently (Ibn Qunfudh, 320; Ṭāshkubrīzādah, 1/275). He is apparently associated with Khūnaj (= Khūna, Khūnah), a small town near Zanjān, which should not be confused with Khunuj, a dependency of Lāristān in the pr…

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Fawzi, Nahidah and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Afḍal al-Dīn al-Khūnajī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0181>
First published online: 2015

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