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ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥasan, Abū Muḥammad
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥasan, Abū Muḥammad (d. 145/762), known as ʿAbd Allāh al-Maḥḍ, a prominent ʿAlid of the 2nd/8th century, grandson of al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī.

His father was al-Ḥasan, son of al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī, and his mother was Fāṭima, daughter of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī (Ibn Saʿd, 8/473; idem, Juzʾ mutammim (Supplement), 250; al-Balādhurī, 3/350; Abū al-Faraj, 179). The epithet ‘al-Maḥḍ’ (the Pure) is an indication of the purity of his kinship, on both his paternal and maternal sides, with the household of the Shiʿi imams (Ibn al-Ṭiqṭaqā, 64).

Since his death is given as occurring between the age…

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥasan, Abū Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0030>
First published online: 2015

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