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al-K̲h̲aṭīb al-Bag̲h̲dādī
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, Abū Bakr Aḥmad b. ʿAlī b. T̲h̲ābit b. Aḥmad b. Mahdī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , known as al-K̲h̲aṭīb al-Bag̲h̲dādī , was born on 24th D̲j̲umadā II 392/10th May 1002 ( Taʾrīk̲h̲ Bag̲h̲dād , xi, 266) in Hanīḳiyā, a village in the neighbourhood of the Nahr al-Malik below Bag̲h̲dād (Ṣafadī, Wāfī , vii, 191; see M. Streck, Die alte Landschaft Babylonien , Leiden 1900, i, 27). According to Ibn al-Nad̲j̲d̲j̲ār (see Y. al-ʿIs̲h̲s̲h̲, al-K̲h̲aṭīb al-Bag̲h̲dādī, Damascus 1364/1945, 17) he was born in G̲h̲uzayya, a hamlet about half-way between Kūfa and Mecca. The son of the preacher ( k̲h̲aṭīb [q.v.]) of Darz…

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Sellheim, R., “al-K̲h̲aṭīb 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 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4235>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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