Badr al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Jamāʿa
Date of Birth: 1241
Place of Birth: Ḥamā, Syria
Date of Death: 1333
Place of Death: Cairo
Ibn Jamāʿa was one of the most distinguished Shāfiʿī jurists of his time. He served as chief qāḍī in both Damascus and Cairo, and established his family as a leading power in legal circles in Mamluk society.
He distinguished himself so much as a scholar that in mid-life he was appointed imām of the al-Aqṣā mos…