al-Mālikī, Abū Bakr
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Abū Bakr ʿAbdallāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh al-Qurashī al-Qayrawānī al-Mālikī was a historian, Mālikī and Ashʿarī jurist, and traditionist who was an ardent supporter of Mālikism and contributed to the diffusion of Ashʿarism in Ifrīqiya. His only book, Riyāḍ al-nufūs (“The gardens of the souls”), lists the biographies of Mālikī scholars in Ifrīqiya. Al-Mālikī died after 449/1057, when the Banū Hilāl entered al-Qayrawān (as al-Dabbāgh, d. 699/1300, identified him as one of the scholars who remained in al-Qayrawān after its destruction by the Banū Hilāl in his Maʿālim al-īmān, commen…

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Hentati, Nejmeddine, “al-Mālikī, Abū Bakr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_33118>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5



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