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al- Zurḳānī
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, Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Bāḳī b. Yūsuf b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Miṣrī al-Mālikī (b. 1055/1645 in Cairo, d. here 1122/1710), renowned Mālikī jurist. His forefathers came from the village of Zurḳān in the province of al-Manūfiyya in Lower Egypt. Already his father ʿAbd al-Bāḳī (d. 1099/1688; see Brockelmann, II, 414) had made a name for himself at the al-Azhar University as a jurisprudent of the Mālikī school of law; he composed a commentary on the Muk̲h̲taṣar of K̲h̲alīl b. Isḥāḳ (d. 767/1365 [q.v.]).

Al-Zurḳānī himself was also a member of al-Azhar, where he taught fiḳh and ḥadīt̲h̲ until his …

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M. Muranyi, “al-Zurḳānī”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8214>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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