S̲h̲ihāb al-Dīn al-Ḳarāfī
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, Abu ’l-Abbās Aḥmad b. Abi ’l-ʿAlāʾ Idrīs b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Yallīn (626-84/1228-85), Mālikī jurist and legal theoretician from the North African Berber tribe of the Ṣanhād̲j̲a. He apparently grew up in al-Ḳarāfa in Old Cairo, whence his sobriquet of al-Ḳarāfī. Later, he came to head the Mālikī school of Cairo and to occupy the Mālikī professorship at the famous Ṣāliḥiyya madrasa . He also held a professorship at the Mālikī-S̲h̲āfiʿī Ṭaybarsiyya college and presided over a ḥalḳa at the Cairo Friday mosque. He was probably the greatest Mālikī legal theoretici…

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Jackson, S.A., “S̲h̲ihāb al-Dīn al-Ḳarāfī”, 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_6933>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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