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Ibn Abī Zayd al-Ḳayrawānī
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, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh b. Abī Zayd ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (310-86/922-96), head of the Mālikī school of Ḳayrawān. He came of a family from Nafzawa and studied at Ḳayrawān, his birthplace, where his knowledge, his literary gifts, his piety and his wealth very soon earned him considerable prestige throughout the Muslim world. He came under the influence of As̲h̲ʿarism, which had a large following in Ḳayrawān at that time, and also that of mysticism, against whose excesses, and especially that of miracle-working, he fought. By teaching, delivering innumerable fatwā s and editing numerous w…

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Idris, H.R., “Ibn Abī Zayd al-Ḳayrawānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3061>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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