Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Zāhidī
(179 words)

Najm al-Dīn Abū l-Rajā Mukhtār ibn Maḥmūd al-Zāhidī l-Ghazmīnī

Date of Birth: Unknown; late 12th or early 13th century

Place of Birth: Ghazmīn, Khwārazm

Date of Death: 1260

Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Khwārazm

Biography

Al-Zāhidī was known as a Ḥanafī jurist who was active mainly in Central Asia. He began his studies in his home region, and continued these for some time in Baghdad and also in ‘bilād al-Rūm’. He was evidently committed to …

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Thomas, David, “Al-Zāhidī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25561>
First published online: 2010



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