Ibn Baṭṭa, ʿUbayd Allāh b. Muḥammad Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿUkbari
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, more generally known under the name of Ibn Baṭṭa , Ḥanbalī theologian and jurisconsult, born at ʿUkbarā in 304/917. He received his early education at Bag̲h̲dād, where he went while still very young, in 315 or 316/927 or 928, his principal teachers being, together with a number of less well-known ʿulamāʾ , Abu ’l-Ḳāsim al-K̲h̲irakī (d. 334/945), the author of the famous Muk̲h̲taṣar , and Abū Bakr al-Nad̲j̲d̲j̲ād (d. 348/960), the renowned jurisconsult, traditionist and preacher, who gave his courses in the mosque of al-Manṣūr. He studied also under ʿAbd a…

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Laoust, H., “Ibn Baṭṭa, ʿUbayd Allāh b. Muḥammad Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿUkbari”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3112>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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