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Abān b. Taghlib
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Abān b. Taghlib, Abū Saʿīd b. Rabāḥ al-Bakrī al-Jurayrī al-Kindī al-Rabaʿī al-Kūfī (d. 141/758) was a man of letters, Qurʾān reciter, jurist, Qurʾānic commentator and well-known Shiʿi traditionist (al-Najāshī 7–8). Most sources give his name as Abū Saʿīd, while some use Abū Saʿd (al-Mizzī, 2/6; al-Ṣafadī 5/300) or Ibn Saʿīd (al-Ḥillī, 12). Other sources give the name Abū Umayma (al-Suyūṭī 1/404, quoting al-Dānī; Ibn al-Jazarī, 1/4). He was called al-Jurayrī because he was a mawlā (client) of the Banū Jurayr b. ʿUbāda, while his other nisba, al-Bakrī, refers to Bakr b. Wāʾil, a f…

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Zia'i, Ali Akbar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abān b. Taghlib”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0005>
First published online: 2015



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