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Ibn Ḥamdīn
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Ibn Ḥamdīn was the name given in the biographical dictionaries and histories for the two most notable of the three members of the Banū Ḥamdīn who served as qāḍīs (judges) in the Andalusī city of Córdoba (Qurṭuba) during the Almoravid dynasty (r. in al-Andalus during the late fifth/eleventh century and first half of the sixth/twelfth).

The first to serve as qāḍī of Córdoba was Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. ʿAlī Ibn Ḥamdīn (d. 508/1114–5). He is known mainly for leading opposition to Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn (“The revival of the religious sciences”) by the scholar, theorist, mystical and …

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Garden, Kenneth, “Ibn Ḥamdīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32137>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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