Ibn Ḳudāma al-Maḳdīsī
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, Muwaffaḳ al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad , Ḥanbalī ascetic, jurisconsult and traditionalist theologian. He was born in Ḏj̲ammāʿīl, near Jerusalem (Bayt al-Maḳdis, whence his ethnic name) in S̲h̲aʿbān 541/Jan.-Feb. 1147, and died in Damascus on 5 or 6 D̲j̲umāda II 620/6 or 7 July 1223.

In 551/1156, the Banū Ḳudāma moved from Ḏj̲ammāʿil to take up residence in Damascus. The chroniclers explain this exodus as caused by the bad treatment the Muslims were receiving at the hands of the Franks.

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Makdisi, G., “Ibn Ḳudāma al-Maḳdīsī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3262>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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