DĀMḠĀNĪ, nesba of a leading family of jurists of Persian origin, descendants of Abū ʿAbd-Allāh Moḥammad Kabīr (b. Dāmḡān 398/1007, d. Baghdad 478/1085), a well-known exponent of Hanafite law, who served as the chief magistrate (qāżī al-qożāt) of Baghdad. Members of the family were active until the mid-12th century (see genealogical chart in Makdisi, p. 193).
G. Makdisi, “al-Dāmaghānī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. ʿAlī,” in EI2 Supp. 3-4, pp. 191-94.
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