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al-Bazzī, Abū al-Ḥasan Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Abī Bazza (170–250/786–864), the first transmitter of Ibn Kathīr al-Makkī’s recital, one of the ‘Seven Readers’ (al-qurrāʾ al-sabʿa) of the Qurʾān, and the leading authority on the reading (qirāʾa) of the Qurʾān (Shaykh al-qurrāʾ ) in Mecca.

The name of al-Bazzī’s father, Abū Bazza, is recorded as al-Bashshār (see Ibn al-Bādhish, 1/80) as well as Yasār (Ibn Nāṣir al-Dīn, 1/442). He was of Persian origin and, according to a narrative, a native of Hamadān who converted to Islam at the hands of S…

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Fesharaki, Mohammad Ali Lesani and Umar, Suheyl, “al-Bazzī”, 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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