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ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Azdī
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ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Azdī, Abū Muḥammad b. Saʿīd b. ʿAlī (332–409/944–1018), an Egyptian muḥaddith (traditionist). He was born in Egypt where he spent important periods of his life. When he was six years old he lost his father, who was a man of learning (al-Ḥabbāl, 54, 89; Ibn Mākūlā, 3/85). He began learning ḥadīths early in life, and one of his first masters was ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad al-Samarqandī (d. 345/956) (for further information on the latter, see al-Dhahabī, 15/422). Amongst his masters and teachers one can also name the following: Abū al-Ḥasa…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Azdī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0052>
First published online: 2015

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