Ibn Abi ’l-Dunyā
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, Abu Bakr ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿUbayd b. Sufyān al-Kuras̲h̲ī al-Bag̲h̲dādī , Arabic writer, born in 208/823 in Bag̲h̲dād and died there in 281/894. Although he was a freedman of the Umayyads, he became the tutor of several ʿAbbāsid princes and in particular of those who were later to become caliphs as al-Muʿtaḍid and al-Muḳtafī. Ibn Abi ’l-Dunyā was a learned teacher, highly respected for his exemplary way of life; he is counted as a “weak” traditionist only by the S̲h̲īʿīs (Māmaḳānī, Tanḳīḥ al-maḳāl , 7028). He led a pious and ascetic life ( zuhd ), combined with an extensive teachi…

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Dietrich, A., “Ibn Abi ’l-Dunyā”, 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 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3046>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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