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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Abī Rawwād
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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Abī Rawwād, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d. 159/776), a famous Meccan scholar in the fields of ḥadīth and ethics (akhlāq).

His father's name is recorded as ‘Maymūn’ or ‘Ayman’. He was a client (mawlā) of Mughīra b. al-Muhallab, one of the Azdī notables of the Umayyad period. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz grew up in a family of traditionists and in addition to his father, other members of his clan were eager to acquire knowledge (Ibn Saʿd, 5/493; Ibn Zabr, 159; Ibn Mākūlā, 4/105). Taking into consideration what is said about his lifespan …

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Abī Rawwād”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0050>
First published online: 2015

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