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Ibn ʿAwf
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Abū l-Ṭāhir Ismāʿīl ibn Makkī ibn Ismāʿīl ibn ʿAwf al-Zuhrī l-Kurashī l-Iskandarānī

Date of Birth: 1092

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Alexandria

Date of Death: October-November 1185

Place of Death: Alexandria


Ibn ʿAwf was an important Mālikī jurist in Ayyubid Egypt whose lineage went back to the Companion of the Prophet, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿAwf. He was the stepson of the eminent Andalusī schola…

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Demiri, Lejla, “Ibn ʿAwf”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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