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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Mahdī
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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Mahdī, Abū Saʿīd al-ʿAnbarī (135–198/752–814), was a muḥaddith (traditionist) and faqīh (jurist) from Baṣra. From his early youth he studied ḥadīth under such great scholars as Ḥammād b. Zayd, Ḥammād b. Salama, Sufyān al-Thawrī and Shuʿba b. al-Ḥajjāj, both in his hometown of Baṣra and in Kūfa. He then went to the Ḥijāz, and during a period in Medina he learnt from the great masters (shaykhs) of that region such as ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. al-Mājishūn and attended the circle of Mālik b. Anas for a while. He also had scholarly dialogues and exchanges of…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Mahdī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0067>
First published online: 2015

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