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ʿAbd Allāh b. Sinān
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Sinān, was an Imāmī jurist (faqīh) and traditionist (muḥaddith), as well as a companion of Jaʿfar b. Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq. Imāmī sources of ḥadīth, law (fiqh), ethics, and exegesis (tafsīr) quote him widely. His family were among the clients (mawālī) of the Banū Hāshim (al-Najāshī, 2/8–9). His father was a companion of Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Bāqir and Jaʿfar b. Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq, respectively the fifth and sixth Shiʿi imams (see al-Ṭūsī, al-Rijāl, 137). Al-Najāshī (2/8), who names Ṭarīf as ʿAbd Allāh's grandfather, seems to have confused ʿAbd Allāh's father …

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Ghaffari, Mahdi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Sinān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0045>
First published online: 2015

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