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Ibn Abi'l-Dam

Abū Ishāq Shīhāb al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḥamawī, better known as Ibn Abīʾl-Dam (29 July 1187–18 November 1244), was a medieval Syrian historian and the chief Islamic judge in his native Hama.

Life [ edit ]

Ibn Abi'l Dam was born in Hama in 1187 during Ayyubid rule of Syria.[1] He was educated in the Abbasid capital of Baghdad and taught in the Ayyubid-held cities of Hama, Cairo and Aleppo before being appointed the qadi (chief Islamic judge) of Hama.[1] He belonged to the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence (fiqh).[2] In 1243 he was sent as an envoy to Baghdad by Hama's Ayyubid ruler al-Muzaffar Mahmud.[1] In 1244, he departed for Baghdad again to inform the Abbasid court of al-Muzaffar's death that year, but became ill with dysentery in Maarrat al-Nu'man and died after arriving back to Hama on 18 November.[1]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d Rosenthal 1971, p. 683.
  2. ^ Massignon 1982, p. 29.

Bibliography [ edit ]

  • Massignon, Louis (1982). The Passion of Al-Hallaj, Mystic and Martyr of Islam, Volume 4: Biography and Index. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-65723-3.
  • Rosenthal, F. (1971). "Ibn Abīʾl-Dam". In Lewis, B.; Ménage, V. L.; Pellat, Ch. & Schacht, J. (eds.). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume III: H–Iram. Leiden: E. J. Brill. p. 683. OCLC 495469525.
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