al-Bājī, Abū l-Walīd
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Abū l-Walīd Sulaymān al-Bājī (d. 474/1081) was an important Andalusian traditionist, theologian, poet, and, above all, jurist, who acquired great intellectual authority.

Abū l-Walīd Sulaymān b. Khalaf b. Saʿd b. Ayyūb b. Wārith al-Tujībī al-Bājī al-Qurṭubī al-Dhahabī was born on 15 Dhū l-Qaʿda 403/28 May 1013 in Badajoz, in southwestern Spain—less probably Bāja [Beja de Algarve], in southern Portugal—the home of his family, who later moved to Beja and then to Córdoba, where al-Bājī studied with several masters, inclu…

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Vidal-Castro, Francisco, “al-Bājī, Abū l-Walīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004203532, 2011, 2011-1

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