Ibn al-Farrāʾ
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, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn b. Muḥammad b. K̲h̲alaf b. Aḥmad b. al-Farrāʾ , also known under the name of ḳāḍī Abū Yaʿlā, was one of the masters of the Ḥanbālī school in Bag̲h̲dād towards the end of the reign of al-Ḳādir (381-422/991-1031) and during that of al-Ḳāʾim (422-67/1031-75); born in Muḥarram 380/April 990, he died on 19 Ramaḍān 458/15 August 1066.

His father (d. 390/1000), who was a Ḥanafī and held the office of notary ( s̲h̲āhid ), was said to have refused the office of ḳāḍī ’l-ḳuḍāt which had been offered to him by the caliph al-Muṭīʿ and the Būyid prince Muʿizz al-Dawla. I…

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Laoust, H., “Ibn al-Farrāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3163>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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