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Ibn ʿĀʾid̲h̲
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, the author of a work on the Raids ( mag̲h̲āzī [q.v.]), used by such later authors as Ibn Sayyid al-Nās and al-D̲h̲ahabī. His given name was Muḥammad. His kunya is variously given as Abū ʿAbd Allāh or Abū Aḥmad, and his grandfather’s name as Saʿīd or ʿAbd al-Raḥmān. Born in Damascus in 150/767, he died there on Thursday, 25 Rabīʿ II 233/8 December 847 (or in D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 232/July-August 847, or in 234/848), having been the tax collector for the G̲h̲ūṭa under al-Maʾmūn. As a historian, he stands in the tradition of …

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Rosenthal, F., “Ibn ʿĀʾid̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3068>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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