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Al-Āmidī, Sayf al-Dīn Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Abī ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Sālim al-Taghlabī (or al-Thaʿlabī) (551–631/1156–1234), was a physician, philosopher, theologian and jurist, who served at the Ayyūbid (q.v.) court in the late 6th–7th/12th–13th century and became a well-known teacher and author (Ibn Khallikān, 3/294; Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa, 3(1)/285). Born at Āmid in upper Mesopotamia in 551/1156 (al-Qifṭī, 240; Ibn Khallikān, 3/294), he first learned the Qurʾān and stu…

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Shi`ar, Ja`far, Halabi, Ali and Translated by Nezamuddin Najafi, “Al-Āmidī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0265>
First published online: 2015

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