Ibn Dāwūd
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, Muḥammad b. Dāwūd b. ʿAlī b. K̲h̲alaf . famous Ẓāhirī jurist and first codifier of Arabic “courtly love”, died in 294/909; nothing else is known of his life. Little is known of his Ẓāhirism: Ibn Dāwūd was the leader of a school, who took over the direction of the Ẓāhirī movement of Bag̲h̲dād on the death of his father [see dāwūd b. ʿalī ]. It is not clear in which direction he led it. It may have been in one less harsh and less uncompromising than that of Ibn Ḥazm [q.v.], under whom Ẓāhirī intransigeance was to reach its peak (in the Muḥallā of Ibn Ḥazm the Ẓāhirīs as a whole are described by the term aṣḥābu…

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Vadet, J.-C., “Ibn Dāwūd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3125>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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