Abū Zurʿa al-Rāzī
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Abū Zurʿa ʿUbaydallāh b. ʿAbd al-Karīm b. Yazīd b. Farrūkh (mawlā of ʿAyyāsh b. Muṭarrif) al-Qurashī al-Rāzī (b. c.200/815–6 or perhaps 194/809–10, d. 30 Dhū l-Ḥijja 264/2 September 878), sometimes called Abū Zurʿa al-Kabīr, was an important ḥadīth scholar of Rayy, in northern Iran. He was a relative of Abū Ḥātim Muḥammad b. Idrīs al-Razī, but whether a maternal uncle, cousin, or nephew (ibn ukhtihi) is uncertain (Dickinson, 18). He is not to be confused with Abū Zurʿa Aḥmad b. Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī al-Rāzī al-Ṣaghīr (or al-Awsaṭ) (d. 375/985–6; al-Dhahabī, 17:46–8…

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Gilliot, Claude, “Abū Zurʿa al-Rāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 26 June 2016



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