Al-Baḥrānī, Abū al-Ḥasan Jamāl al-Dīn
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Al-Baḥrānī, Abū al-Ḥasan Jamāl al-Dīn (or Kamāl al-Dīn) ʿAlī b. Sulaymān al-Sitrāwī al-Baḥrānī, was a Shiʿi philosopher, theologian and ḥadīth transmitter of the 7th/13th century. Not very much is known about his life, but from his surname, it is evident that he came from the town of Sitra on one of Bahrain’s islands, where it is also likely he undertook his studies. His only known teacher was the Shiʿi scholar Abū Jaʿfar Kamāl al-Dīn Aḥmad b. ʿAlī al-Baḥrānī, known as Ibn Sa…

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Taghavi, Alireza Seyyed and Brown, Keven, “Al-Baḥrānī, Abū al-Ḥasan Jamāl al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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