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ABU 'ABDULLAH AL-MALIK BIN ANAS (D. 795 AD): KITAB AL-MUWATTA'

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ABU 'ABDULLAH AL-MALIK BIN ANAS (D. 795 AD): KITAB AL-MUWATTA'

ANDALUSIA, SPAIN OR NORTH AFRICA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY

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ABU 'ABDULLAH AL-MALIK BIN ANAS (D. 795 AD): KITAB AL-MUWATTA' ANDALUSIA, SPAIN OR NORTH AFRICA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY A seminal work on Islamic theology and jurisprudence, Arabic manuscript on paper, in two volumes, 84ff. and 86ff., each with 29ll. of sepia maghribi script, titles and important words in larger script, with catchwords, occasional marginal comments in sepia and pink, first two folios of vol.I a 18th or 19th century replacement, marginal repairs, vol.II misbound and incomplete at end, each in 19th century red stamped morocco binding Folio 10 x 7 ½in. (25.4 x 19.1cm.)
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Malik bin Anas, Imam of the madhhab of the Malikis, one of the four orthodox schools of Islamic law spent his life in Medina studying and preserving the hadith, collated in his monumental work al-Muwatta'. It is a well known work of fiqh and hadith. Malikism was introduced into Muslim Spain as early as the end of the AH 2nd/8th AD century by Andalusian scholars.

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