The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings of the Shaykhs of the Holy Land by Diyā' al-Dīn Abuā 'Abd Allāh Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wāhaid al-Maqdisī (569/1173-643/1245): Text, Translation and Commentary

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Abstract

The text of The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings2 of the Shaykhs3 of the Holy Land4 (Ms. al-Z¢a@hiriyya, Damascus, H¢adith 238, part 3, fols. 91b-99; now in al-Asad Library, no. 1039)5 was composed in Damascus by the H¢anbal @¸ scholar D¢iya@' al-D @¸n Abu@ ‘Abd Alla@h Muh¢ammad b. ‘Abd al-Wa@h¢id al-Maqdis @¸ (569/1173-643/1245). The author, whose parents emigrated from the Palestinian village of Jamma@‘ @¸l to Damascus a few years before his birth, grew up in the predominantly H¢anbal @¸ neighborhood of al-S¢a@lih ¢iyya, where he established a madrasa for the study of h ¢ad @¸th. He is often quoted in chronicles and biographical dictionaries of historians of the late Ayyubid and Mamluk.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrusades
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages111-154
Number of pages44
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315271705
ISBN (Print)9780754609186
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Aug 2016

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