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ʿAbd Allāh b. Dhakwān
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Dhakwān, Abū ʿAmr ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad b. Bashīr al-Dimashqī (173–242/789–856), was one of the two transmitters of the Qurʾān ‘reading’ (qirāʾa) of Ibn ʿĀmir, who was one of the ‘Seven Readers’ (al-qurrāʾ al-sabʿa). Ibn al-Jazarī (Ghāya, 1/404) details his Qurayshī lineage at length. Some sources mention his kunya as Abū Muḥammad (see Ibn ʿAsākir, 296). He lived in Damascus and was for a while the imam of the congregational mosque there (Ibn ʿAsākir, 296).

Ibn Dhakwān learnt Ibn ʿĀmir's qirāʾa from Ayyūb b. Tamīm as transmitted by Yaḥyā b. Ḥārith al-Dhamārī (Ibn M…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Dhakwān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0028>
First published online: 2015

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