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Ibn Ḥazm
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Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥazm

Date of Birth: 994

Place of Birth: Cordova

Date of Death: 1064

Place of Death: Manta Līsham (Niebla, Huelva)


Ibn Ḥazm of Cordova, one of the best-known authors of al-Andalus, was famous as a theologian, philosopher, and jurist. He was probably descended from a Christian convert to Islam, and could trace his genealogy back to a Persian mawlā of Yazīd ibn Abī Sufyān. His father was vizier a…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Ibn Ḥazm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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