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Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī
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Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī, ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥabīb b. Rabīʿa (d. 74 or 75/693 or 694), was a famous Kūfan tābiʿī (‘follower’, one of the generation following that of the Prophet and his Companions) and a well-known reciter of the Qurʾān. He was from the line of the Banū Sulaym b. Manṣūr (Khalīfa, 1/349). His father was known to be one of the Companions of the Prophet (Ibn Ḥajar, al-Iṣāba, 1/320) who went to al-Madāʾin after the conquest of Iraq (al-Khaṭīb, 1/202, 9/430). Al-Bukhārī recorded that Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān was aged between seventy and eighty years when he died (Ibn Ḥajar, Tahdhīb, 5/184;…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Nacim Pak, “Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0092>
First published online: 2015

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