(c. 782—862)

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(d. 855)

Abu Said Abd al-Salam ibn Said ibn Habib al-Tanukhi. A Maliki scholar and teacher from Kairouan (Qayrawan), he compiled Al-mudawwanah, on the authority of Ibn al-Qasim, among the most comprehensive and authoritative sources of Maliki law. The most illustrious and influential Maliki of his age, he played a major role in spreading Malikism in North Africa and Spain. Elevated to the post of qadi (judge) later in life, he was a champion of Sunni orthodoxy, particularly against the Mutazilis.

Subjects: Islam.

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