The Wisdom And Judgment Of Ibn Abi Duwad

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Ibn Abi Duwad was a judge (القاضي) who was born in Basra around A.D. 776.  He lived during the reign of the eighth Abbasid caliph Al-Mu’tasim.  An Arabic historian relates the following wise sayings of his, along with an amusing anecdote.  We will relate them here.

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