September 17, 2013

IBN HAZM (1074)

Muslim litterateur, historian, jurist and theologian of Islamic Spain, famed for his literary productivity, extraordinary breadth of learning and mastery of the Arabic language.

Ibn Hazm spent his youth in the circles of the ruling hierarchy at the Umayyad court at Córdoba until its collapse inn 1008.

His subsequent lierary activity in defense of the caliphs began about 1031 and caused his frequent imprisonment.

One of the leading exponents of the Zahiri (literalist) school of jurisprudence, he produced some 400 works, covering jurisprudence, logic, history, ethics, comparative religion and theology and The Ring of the Dove, on the art of love.

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