Al-Mustansir

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Al-Mustansir
Abbasid Caliph
Reign 1226 - 1242
Successor Al-Musta'sim
Predecessor Al-Dhahir
Born 1192
Died 1242
Al-Mustansir Billah (Arabic: المستنصر بالله‎) was the second last caliph of the Abbasid dynasty of Baghdad and ruled between 1226 to 1242. He is known to have developed a good relationship with Sayed ibn Taoos and subsequently built him a house in Baghdad.

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Madrasa al-Mustansiriyya

Mustansir's lasting contributions as an Abbasid caliph is the Madrasa al-Mustansiriyya (Arabic: المدرسة المستنصرية), constructed between 1227 and 1234. It was the first effort at one site to unify the four orthodox Sunni law schools, Hanbali, Shafii, Maliki, and Hanifi where each school occupied a corner of the school.[1]

References

  1. Baghdad - Al-Mustansiriyya Madrasa Iraq Significant Site
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