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Abū Yaʿlā ibn al-Farrāʾ
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Abū Yaʿlā Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad ibn Khalaf ibn Aḥmad ibn al-Farrāʾ

Date of Birth: 27 or 28 April 990

Place of Birth: Iraq?

Date of Death: 14 August 1066

Place of Death: Baghdad


Abū Yaʿlā is one of the great historical authorities of the Ḥanbalī madhhab of Sunnī law, to whose adherents he has often been known simply as ‘the qadi’. Born into a scholarly family – his father had been a Ḥanafī jurist and no…

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Yarbrough, Luke, “Abū Yaʿlā ibn al-Farrāʾ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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