The qadis of Cordova
Date: Before 971
Original Language: Arabic
The book contains 36 biographies of qāḍīs of Cordova, preceded by an account of ten scholars who refused the position when it was offered. The entries are arranged in chronological order, from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 9th century.
This is al-Khushanī’s most famous work. He wrote it at the request of the heir to the caliphate, al-Ḥakam, using both written a…