Citation for Wansharisi, Ahmad al-

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"Wansharisi, Ahmad al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Aug 22, 2019. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2483>.

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"Wansharisi, Ahmad al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2483 (accessed Aug 22, 2019).

Wansharisi, Ahmad al-

(d. 1508 )

Maliki jurist and scholar born in Tlemcen (present-day Algeria). Principally known for his compilation of North African and Andalusian legal opinions (fatwas) in his multivolume Al-miyar al-murib. By the sixteenth century his Al-miyar had become an integral part of the educational curriculum in North Africa; today it is studied as a source of information on the social, cultural, economic, and juridical practices of medieval al-Andalus and the Maghreb. In addition to Al-miyar, another fourteen of his known works are extant; almost all concern Islamic jurisprudence.

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