Ibn Ḳayyim al-D̲j̲awziyya
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, S̲h̲ams al-Dīn abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Abī Bakr al-Zarʿī , Ḥanbalī theologian and jurisconsult, born at Damascus on 7 Ṣafar 691/29 January 1292 and died there in 751/1350. He was of humble origin, his father being the superintendent ( ḳayyim ) of the D̲j̲awzīyya madrasa , which served as a court of law for the Ḥanbalī ḳāḍī ’l-ḳuḍāt of Damascus.

Ibn al-Ḳayyim’s education was particularly wide and sound. There are mentioned, among his main teachers, the ḳāḍī Sulaymān b. Ḥamza (d. 711/1311) and the s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Abū Bakr (d. 718/1318), son of the traditionist Ibn ʿAbd al-Dāʾim, but in …

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Laoust, H., “Ibn Ḳayyim al-D̲j̲awziyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3242>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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