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Ibn ʿAmīra al-Makhzūmī
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Abū l-Muṭarrif Aḥmad b. ʿAbdallāh b. al-Ḥusayn b. Aḥmad Ibn ʿAmīra al-Makhzūmī (582–656/1186–1258) was a famous Andalusi prose author, poet, and judge. He was was born in Alcira (Jazīrat Shuqar, Valencia), into a well-know Berber family established in al-Andalus, in Shāṭiba (Játiva, Valencia), by the fifth/eleventh century (Ibn Ḥazm, 499–500). In Alcira he began his studies and focused on ḥadīth (traditions from the Prophet), fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and ādāb (literature), and he excelled in these through his brilliance as a prose writer and poet, being par…

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Garulo, Teresa, “Ibn ʿAmīra al-Makhzūmī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30692>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335721, 2017, 2017-3

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