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Al-Imām al-Qurṭubī
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Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʿUmar al-Anṣārī l-Qurṭubī

Date of Birth: 1182

Place of Birth: Cordova

Date of Death: 1258

Place of Death: Alexandria


Al-Imām al-Qurṭubī was a Mālikī jurist and also an expert traditionist and faqīh uṣūlī. Born in Cordova, he travelled with his father through al-Andalus and then to the Middle East, visiting Ceuta, Fes, Tilimsan, Tunis, Alexandria and Cairo, and eventually Mecca for the ḥajj. Dur…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Al-Imām al-Qurṭubī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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