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ʿAbd Allāh b. Lahīʿa
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Lahīʿa, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ʿAbd Allāh b. Lahīʿa b. ʿUqba al-Ḥaḍramī al-Ghāfiqī al-Uʿdūlī (96–174/715–790), was an Egyptian muḥaddith (traditionist) and qāḍī (judge). According to Ibn Saʿd, his father was ʿUqba b. Lahīʿa (7/516; cf. al-Bukhārī, al-Ḍuʿafāʾ, 69). In some sources he has a kunya, either Abū Kharīṭa or Abū al-Naḍr (Ibn Ḥibbān, 2/11–12; Ibn ʿAsākir, part 6, 422). The years 95/714 and 97/716 are also given for his birth in several works (al-Dhahabī, 8/12, 20). There is no information as to his place of birth, although…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Lahīʿa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0035>
First published online: 2015

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