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Abū l-Aṣbagh ʿIsā ibn Sahl ibn ʿAbdallāh al-Asadī al-Jayyānī
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Ibn Sahl

Date of Birth: 1022-23

Place of Birth: Wādī ʿAbd Allāh (Jaen)

Date of Death: 4 February 1093

Place of Death: Granada


Ibn Sahl is one of the most remarkable authorities of the Andalusī Mālikī school. His composition of a collection of legal cases entitled Al-aḥkām al-kubrā (‘Major legal judgements’) became an essential reference for Mālikī doctrine and legal practice. He performed several judicial functions,…

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “Abū l-Aṣbagh ʿIsā ibn Sahl ibn ʿAbdallāh al-Asadī al-Jayyānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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