Abū Zakariyyāʾ al-Ward̲j̲lānī
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, Yaḥyā b. Abī Bakr , historian of the Ibāḍīs of the Mag̲h̲rib. The Ibāḍi chroniclers al-Dard̲j̲īnī (7th/13th century) and al-S̲h̲ammāk̲h̲ī (d. 928/1522) who took the chronicle of Abū Zakariyyāʾ as the basis for their own works, give but scanty details about him and do not indicate the date either of his birth or of his death. From al-Dard̲j̲īnī it is known at least that he was a native of Ward̲j̲lān (Ouargla) and that he studied in the Wādī Rīg̲h̲ (Oued Righ) under the Ibāḍī s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Abu ’l-Rabīʿ Sulaymān b. Ik̲h̲laf al-Mazātī (d. 471/1078-9). Thus the chronicle of Abū Zakari…

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Motylinski, A. de and Lewicki, T., “Abū Zakariyyāʾ al-Ward̲j̲lānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0281>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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