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al-Ḍabbī, Abū Jaʿfar
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Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā b. Aḥmad b. ʿAmīra al-Ḍabbī was an Andalusī scholar well known as the author of Bughyat al-multamis fī taʾrīkh rijāl ahl al-Andalus, a biographical dictionary of scholars that complements Jadhwat al-muqtabis by al-Ḥumaydī (d. 488/1095). Al-Ḍabbī was born in Vélez (in the present-day province of Almería) in about 550/1155 and lived most of his life in Murcia. He died in that city when a wall fell on him in one of his vegetable gardens, in 599/1203.

He came early to the world of knowledge: he was not yet ten when he attended lessons by Abū ʿAbdallāh b…

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Ávila, María Luisa, “al-Ḍabbī, Abū Jaʿfar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25765>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305755, 2016, 2016-2

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