Ibn Qutayba Date of Birth: 828 Place of Birth: Kūfa Date of Death: 889 Place of Death: Baghdad
Ibn Qutayba was educated in conservative intellectual circles, and he identified himself as a follower of Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal. His ideas found favour with the Caliph al-Mutawakkil, and from about 851 he held the post of qāḍī under the patronage of the vizier al-Fatḥ ibn Khāqān. He lost this post when the latter fell from favor in 87…
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“Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh ibn Qutayba”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23758>