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.
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Ibn Abi'l Dam was born in Hama in 1187 during Ayyubid rule of Syria. 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. He belonged to the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence (fiqh). In 1243 he was sent as an envoy to Baghdad by Hama's Ayyubid ruler al-Muzaffar Mahmud. 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.
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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.