Abd al-Rahman ibn Ali ibn Muhammad Abu al-Farash Ibn al-Jawzi

(d. 1200)

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(d. 1200)

Scholar of Hanbali jurisprudence in Baghdad. Held several influential teaching posts and had generally good relations with the caliphate. Wrote numerous works in all Islamic sciences. Condemned all deviations from orthodoxy, especially Shii and Sufi practices. Important figure in the rise of Sunni Islam.

Subjects: Islam.

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