ABU’L-MOẒAFFAR ḴᵛĀFĪ, AḤMAD B. MOḤAMMAD B. AL-MOẒAFFAR, d. in Ṭūs in 500/1106, Shafeʿite jurist and traditionist. He was one of the most important students of Emām-al-ḥaramayn Jovaynī (d. 478/1085) and a friend of Ḡazālī. For some years he served as qāżī of Ṭūs, but he was eventually deposed from office.


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(H. Halm)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

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