IBN FARADĪ [Abū–l-Walīd ʽAbdallāh ibn ul-Faradi] (962–1012), Arabian historian, was born at Cordova and studied law and tradition. In 992 he made the pilgrimage and proceeded to Egypt and Kairawān, studying in these places. After his return in 1009 he became cadi in Valencia, and was killed at Cordova when the Berbers took the city.
His chief work is the History of the Learned Men of Andalusia, edited by F. Codera (Madrid, 1891–1892). He wrote also a history of the poets of Andalusia. (G. W. T.)