Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani

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Ibn Abi Zayd
Personal
Died386/996[1]
ReligionIslam
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceMaliki[1]
CreedAsh'ari[2][3]
Main interest(s)Aqidah, Fiqh
Notable work(s)Al-Risalah al-Fiqhiyyah
Muslim leader
Influenced by
Influenced

Ibn Abi Zayd (922–996), fully Abu Muhammad 'Abd Allah ibn Abi Zayd 'Abd al-Rahman al-Nafzawi ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani,[5] was a Maliki scholar from Kairouan in Tunisia and was also an active proponent of Ash'ari thought.[1][2][6] 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 Berber tribe and lived in Kairouan. In addition, he served as the Imam (spiritual leader) of one of the mosques' that followed the Maliki School tradition.

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  1. ^ a b c Aaron Spevack, The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of Al-Bajuri, p 55. State University of New York Press, 1 Oct 2014. ISBN 143845371X
  2. ^ a b Al-Bayhaqi (1999). Allah's Names and Attributes. Translated by Gibril Fouad Haddad. Islamic Supreme Council of America. pp. 17–18. ISBN 9781930409033.
  3. ^ Aaron Spevack, The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of Al-Bajuri, p 55. State University of New York Press, 1 Oct 2014. ISBN 143845371X
  4. ^ Richard C. Martín, Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World, Volume 1, p 105. ISBN 0028656032
  5. ^ Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku; Gates, Henry Louis (2012). Dictionary of African Biography. 6. OUP USA. p. 100. ISBN 9780195382075.
  6. ^ Herbert J. Liebesny, The Law of the Near & Middle East, SUNY Press, 1975 ISBN 978-0-87395-256-9, p. 175

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