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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya
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Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr ibn Ayyūb al-Zurʿī l-Dimashqī l-Ḥanbalī

Date of Birth: 29 January 1292

Place of Birth: Damascus

Date of Death: September 1350

Place of Death: Damascus


Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya was a prolific Ḥanbalī jurist, theologian and spiritual writer who is best known as the foremost student of Ibn Taymiyya. Apart from several pilgrimages to Mecca, he spent his whole life in Damascus. The agnomen (laqab)…

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Hoover, Jon, “Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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