Meaning of IBN HAZM in English


in full Ab 016B; Mu 1E25; ammad 02BD; Ali ibn A 1E25; mad ibn Sa 02BD; 012B; d ibn 1E24; azm

born Nov. 7, 994, Córdoba, Caliphate of Córdoba

died Aug. 15, 1064, Manta Lisham, near Sevilla

Islamic scholar and theologian.

Born in Spain, he lived through the civil war that ended the Spanish Umayyad caliphate and was afterward imprisoned for having supported it. As a leader of the 1E92; 0101; hir 012B; school of jurisprudence, he taught that legal theory must rely on a literal interpretation of the Qur 0101; n and tradition. His beliefs were often attacked, and his books were burned in public. His scholarship included not only jurisprudence and theology but also logic, literature, and history. Famed for his mastery of Arabic, he wrote about 400 books, fewer than 40 of which survive.

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