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Ibn al-Zayyāt al-Tādilī
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Al-Tādilī (d. 627/1229–30 or 628/1230–1), known as Ibn al-Zayyāt, was a Moroccan qāḍī and scholar renowned for his hagiographical work al-Tashawwuf ilā rijāl al-taṣawwuf.

1. Life

His full name is Abū Yaʿqūb Yūsuf b. Yaḥyā b. ʿĪsā b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Tādilī. He was born in the region of Tādla during the second half of the sixth/twelfth century and died in Marrakech. He did not attract the attention of such later authors as al-Bādisī (d. after 722/1322) and Ibn Qunfudh (d. 810/1407–8), but they nevertheless used al-Tashawwuf in their…

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El Hour, Rachid, “Ibn al-Zayyāt al-Tādilī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32313>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004386624, 2018, 2019-1



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