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Ibn al-Rifʿa
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Najm al-Dīn Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Rifʿa

Date of Birth: 1247

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: 1310

Place of Death: Cairo


Ibn al-Rifʿa was a leading Shāfiʿī jurist in Mamluk Cairo, acknowledged for his unrivalled learning in Hadith and fiqh by, among others, his student Taqī l-Dīn al-Subkī (q.v.), father of the historian of the Shāfiʿī law school, Tāj al-Dīn al-Subkī. He is known mainly for hi…

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Thomas, David, “Ibn al-Rifʿa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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