Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥabīb al-Anṣārī l-Kūfī
Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb Date of Birth: Unknown, approx. 740 Place of Birth: Kūfa Date of Death: 798 Place of Death: Baghdad
Abū Yūsuf's origins are obscure, though it is known that he studied under leading legal experts of his day, including Abū Ḥanīfa and Mālik ibn Anas. Since the former died in 767, it is plausible to suppose that Abū Yūsuf was born 20 to 30 years earlier in order to have been old enough to be his student. He was made qāḍī in Baghdad unde…
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“Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥabīb al-Anṣārī l-Kūfī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23547>