ʿAbd Allāh b. Maymūn al-Qaddāḥ
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Maymūn al-Qaddāḥ, known in Imāmī sources as a companion of Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq, and a renowned transmitter of ḥadīths from him. In anti-Ismaili polemics, however, he is referred to as the founder of the Ismaili movement and the progenitor of the Fāṭimid caliphs.

ʿAbd Allāh's father, Maymūn b. al-Aswad, lived in Mecca during the first half of the 2nd/8th century. He was a disciple of Muḥammad al-Bāqir, from whom he narrated some ḥadīths. Al-Ṭūsī also counts him among the companions of the Shiʿi Imams ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn and Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (Rijāl, 101, 135, 137). …

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Daftary, Farhad and Gholami, Rahim, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Maymūn al-Qaddāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0036>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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