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Ibn al-Ajdābī’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Is Linguist
Writer
From Libya
Type Literature
Social science
Gendermale

Ibn al-Ajdābī (Arabic: أبو إسحاق إبراهيم بن إسماعيل بن أحمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الأجدابي الطرابلسي‎‎, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm ibn Ismā’īl ibn Ahmad ibn Abdallāh al-Lawātī al-Ajdābī al-Tarāblisī) died after c. 1077 AD (456 AH) was a prominent Libyan scholar and linguist. His fields of expertise covered Islamic jurisprudence, kalam, Arabic language and astronomy. He lived all his life in Tripoli and died and was buried there. He studied under Libyan scholars of his time and was famous for being interested in meeting those who traveled through Tripoli from the Mashriq and the Maghrib and acquiring wider knowledge from them. It is said that when he was asked about how he acquired all this knowledge, he replied, “I acquired it from the Huwwāra and Znāta gates,” which refers to the names of two main gates to Tripoli, named after two Berber tribes.