al-Māwardī
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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Ḥabīb , S̲h̲āfiʿi faḳīh , was born in Baṣra in 364/974 and died in Bag̲h̲dād on 30 Rabīʿ I 450/27 May 1058, aged 86 years.

After completing his studies in Baṣra and in Bag̲h̲dād, he became a teacher. The renown which he acquired, owing to the extent and the variety of his knowledge, drew to him the attention of the authorities; he was appointed ḳāḍī and fulfilled the responsibilities of this post in various towns, in particular at Ustuwā, near Nis̲h̲āpūr, before being entrusted with the role in Bag̲h̲dād itself. In 429/1038, he was awarded the honorific surname ( l…

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Māwardī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0713>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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