Ibn Abi Zayd

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Abu Muhammad Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (922–996) was a Maliki scholar from Kairouan in Tunisia.[1] His best known work is Al-Risala or the Epistle, an instructional book devoted to the education of young children. He was a member of the Nafzawah tribe of Berbers and lived in Kairouan. In addition, he served as the Imam (spiritual leader) of one of the mosques' that followed the Maliki School tradition.


  1. ^ Herbert J. Liebesny, The Law of the Near & Middle East, SUNY Press, 1975 ISBN 978-0-87395-256-9, p. 175

External links[edit]

  • Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (one of the Imams of the Maliki School), kitaabun.com [1] (retrieved on September 12, 2008)
  • islaam.org.uk "Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qairawani (d.386H)", by Hassan Ahmad, from al-Jumuah Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 9 [2] (retrieved on September 12, 2008)