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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muskān
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muskān, Abū Muḥammad (d. prior to 183/799), transmitted ḥadīths of the seventh Shiʿi Imam, Mūsā b. Jaʿfar al-Kāẓim. He lived in Kūfa and was a mawlā (client) of the tribe of ʿAnaza, although another report states that he was from the tribe of ʿIjl (see al-Kharsān, 58; al-Najāshī, 214). Very little is known of his life. There is some disagreement over whether he was also one of the companions of Jaʿfar b. Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq. According to al-ʿAyyāshī, as related from Yūnus b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, a companion of Mūsā …

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Ansari, Mohammad and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Muskān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0039>
First published online: 2015

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