al-Ḳāḍī al-Fāḍil
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, Abū ʿAlī ʿAbd al-Raḥīm b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammed b. al-Ḥasan al-Lak̲h̲mī al-Baisānī al-ʿAsḳalānī, Muḥyī (Mud̲j̲īr) al-Dīn, Saladin’s celebrated vizier, was born on 15 Ḏj̲umādā ii. 529 (3 April 1135) at Asḳalān [q. v.] where his father, a native of Baisān, called al-Ḳāḍī al-As̲h̲raf, filled the office of judge. In 543/4 (1148—9) his father placed him in the Dīwān al-Ins̲h̲āʾ in Cairo as a learner. By 548 (1153) he had entered the service of Ibn Ḥadīd, ḳāḍī of Alexandria, as secretary. As his elegant reports from there attracted attention to him in Cairo, he …

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Ḳāḍī al-Fāḍil”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3778>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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