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Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar al-ʿAsḳalānī
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, S̲h̲ihāb al-Dīn Abu ’l-Faḍl Aḥmad b. Nūr al-Dīn ʿAlī b. Muḥammad , Egyptian ḥadīt̲h̲ scholar, judge, and historian (773-852/1372-1449), whose life work constitutes the final summation of the science of ḥadīt̲h̲ and makes him one of the greatest and, at the same time, most typical representatives of Muslim religious scholarship. He himself did not know the origin of his family name Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar. The nisba ʿAsḳalānī was considered by family tradition to go back to 587/1191, when Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn ordered ʿAsḳalān [q.v.] to be destroyed and its Muslim inhabitants resettled elsewher…

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Rosenthal, F., “Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar al-ʿAsḳalānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3178>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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