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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh ibn Qutayba
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Ibn Qutayba

Date of Birth: 828

Place of Birth: Kūfa

Date of Death: 889

Place of Death: Baghdad

Biography

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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Thomas, David, “Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh ibn Qutayba”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23758>
First published online: 2010



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