al-Dhahabī
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Al-Dhahabī (b. Rabīʿ II 673/October 1274, d. at the beginning of Dhū l-Qaʿda 748/February 1348) was a widely respected historian, ḥadīth expert, and biographer who lived in Damascus in the early Mamlūk period.

1. Life

Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. ʿUthmān b. Qāymāẓ b. ʿAbdallāh al-Turkumānī al-Fāriqī al-Dimashqī al-Shāfiʿī, known as al-Dhahabī or Ibn al-Dhaha…

Cite this page
Bori, Caterina, “al-Dhahabī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25995>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305748, 2016, 2016-1



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