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Ibn Qāniʿ
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ʿAbd al-Bāqī Ibn Qāniʿ b. Marzūq b. Wāthiq Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baghdādī (265–351/879–962) was a traditionist, evaluator of ḥadīth transmitters, and compiler of one of the earliest biographical dictionaries devoted to the Companions (ṣaḥāba) of the Prophet (al-Khaṭīb, 11:89–90; GAS). He was a client (mawlā) of the Banū Abī l-Shawārib, a family of prominent Iraqi jurists, twenty-four of whom are said to have served as qāḍīs of varying importance between about 250/864 and 417/1026 (al-Khaṭīb, 5:251; Vadet).

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Pavlovitch, Pavel, “Ibn Qāniʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_41034>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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