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al-Basṭāmī, a Shāfiʿī family of Nīsābūr during the 4th–6th/10th–12th centuries, of which several men and women achieved prominence in the religious sciences and the Shāfiʿī school of jurisprudence, and which retained the social and religious leadership of this school in that region for around 150 years (al-Ṣarīfīnī, 558). The first person in this family to be mentioned in the historical accounts is Abū Saʿ…

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Nouri, Mohammad and Brown, Keven, “al-Basṭāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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