Abu Bakr al-Zubaydi

Abū Bakr al-Zubaydī (أبو بكر الزبيدي), also known as Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn Madḥīj al-Faqīh and Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Zubaydī al-Ishbīlī (محمد بن الحسن الزبيدي الإشبيلي), held the title Akhbār al-fuquhā[1] and wrote books on topics including philology, biography, history, philosophy, law, lexicology, and hadith.

Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Zubaydī, Abū Bakr (محمد بن الحسن الزبيدي أبو بكر)
Born918 or 928 [306 or 316 A.H.]
Died6 September 989(989-09-06) (aged 61) [379 A.H.]
Other namesAbū Bakr al-Zubaydī al-Andalusī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Zubaydī al-Ishbīlī
Academic background
Academic work
EraCaliphate of Córdoba
(Ḥakīm II era)
Main interestspoetry, philology, fiqh (law), etc.
Notable worksṬabaqāt al-Naḥwīyīn wa-al-Lughawīyīn
InfluencedAbū al-Walid Muḥammad (d. ca. 1048), son and pupil.

LifeEdit

Al-Zubaydī was a native of Seville, al-Andalus (present-day Spain), whose ancestor, Bishr al-Dākhil ibn Ḥazm of Yemeni origin, had come with the Umayyads to al-Andalus from Ḥimṣ in the Levant (Syria). Al-Zubaydī moved to Córdoba, the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate, to study under Abū ‘Alī al-Qālī. His scholarship on the philologist Sībawayh’s grammar, Al-Kitāb, led to his appointment as tutor to the son of the humanist caliph Ḥakam II, the crown prince Hishām II. At the Caliph’s encouragement, al-Zubaydī composed many books on philology, and biographies of philologists and lexicographers. He became qāḍī of Seville, where he died in 989.

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  1. ^ a b c Ḥājjī Khalīfa 1777, p. 619.
  2. ^ a b Sellheim 2002, p. 548.
  3. ^ Zubaydī (al-) 1890.
  4. ^ Zubaydī (al-) 1954.
  5. ^ Sellheim 2002, p. 577.
  6. ^ Sellheim 1955, pp. 346–8.
  7. ^ Krenkow, F (1920) [1919]. Ibn Sa'd, et-Tabakât (exerpts). viii. Rome.
  8. ^ Bonebakker 1961, p. 174.
  9. ^ Ḥājjī Khalīfa (1842). Zunun al-Kashf (Lexicon bibliographicum et encyclopaedicum a Mustafa ben Abdallah Katib) (in Arabic and Latin). iii.
  10. ^ Pons Boigues, Francisco (1898). Ensayo bio-bibliográfico sobre los historiadores y géografos arábigo-españoles (in Spanish). Madrid (Spain): S.F. de Sales, Biblioteca Nacional.
  11. ^ Wadghīrī, ʻAbd al-ʻĀlī; Farṭūsī, Ṣalāḥ Mahdī, eds. (2003). Istidrāk al-ghalaṭ al-wāqiʻ fī kitāb al-ʻAyn. Damascus: Majmaʻ al-Lughah al-ʻArabīyah bi-Dimashq.
  12. ^ Krotkoff 1957, p. 427, 2.
  13. ^ Zubaydī (al-) 2000.
  14. ^ Zubaydī (al-) 2007.
  15. ^ Khallikān (Ibn) 1972.
  16. ^ Qifṭī (al-) 1986, p. 109, iii.
  17. ^ Zubaydī (al-), Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, Abū Bakr (2002). Shuhayd (Ibn), Abū ʻĀmir Aḥmad; Ḍāmin, Ḥātim Ṣāliḥ (eds.). al-Tahdhīb bi-muḥkam al-tartīb (in Arabic). Beirut, Lebanon: Dār al-Bashāʼir al-Islāmīyah.
  18. ^ Ishbīlī (Ibn Khayr al-) 2009, p. 351.
  19. ^ Zubaydī (al-) 1993.

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