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Ibn Taymiyya
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, Taḳī al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Taymiyya , born at Ḥarrān on 10 Rabīʿ I 661/22 January 1263 and died at Damascus on 20 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 728/26 September 1328, Ḥanbalī theologian and jurisconsult. Belonging to a family which had already given to this school two well-known scholars, his uncle Fak̲h̲r al-Dīn (d. 622/1225) and his paternal grandfather Mad̲j̲d al-Dīn (d. 653/1255), Ibn Taymiyya was forced to leave his native town in 667/1269 before the approach of the Mongols and to take refuge in Damascus with his…

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Laoust, H., “Ibn Taymiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3388>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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