ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Bag̲h̲dādī
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, Muwaffaḳ al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad b. Yūsuf , also called Ibn al-Labbād , a versatile scholar and scientist, born at Bag̲h̲dād in 557/1162-3, died there in 629/1231-2. In Bag̲h̲dād he studied grammar, law, tradition etc. (giving in his autobiography a vivid picture of contemporary methods of study) and was persuaded by a Mag̲h̲ribī wandering scholar to devote himself to philosophy, mainly according to the system of Ibn Sīnā, and to natural science and alchemy. In 585/1189-90 he went to Mosul (where he studied the works of al-Suhrawardī a…

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Stern, S.M., “ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Bag̲h̲dādī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0102>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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