Ibn Abī ʿAṣrūn
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, S̲h̲araf al-Dīn Abū Saʿd ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. Hibat Allāh b. Muṭahhar al-Tamīmī al-Mawṣilī, later al-Ḥalabī and finally al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī, was the most important S̲h̲āfiʿī scholar of his time. He was born in Rabīʿ I 492 or 493/February 1099 or 1100 at Ḥadīt̲h̲a, studied at Mawṣil and then at Wāsiṭ, with Abū ʿAlī al-Fāriḳī, and at Bag̲h̲dād, particularly with Asʿad al-Mayhanī and Ibn Burhān (see the list of his teachers in al-Nuʿaymī, Dāris , 400). From 523/1129, he taught at Mawṣil, then went to settle in the region of Sind̲j̲ār and was appointed ḳāḍī of Sind̲j̲ār, Niṣībīn and Ḥarrān.…

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Elisséeff, N., “Ibn Abī ʿAṣrūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3039>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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