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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿAlawī
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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿAlawī, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī (Rajab 367–Rabīʿ I 445/February 978–July 1053), also known as Ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, was a Zaydī muḥaddith (traditionist) and faqīh (jurist) from Kūfa (Ibn al-Ṣūfī, 29). As indicated in genealogical works (Ibn al-Ṣūfī, 29), he came from a family of scholars and his father was a muḥaddith (Āqā Buzurg, Ṭabaqāt, 118–119). He benefited from the traditionists of Kūfa, some of whom were students and transmitters (rāwīs) of the eminent Kūfī muḥaddith Ibn ʿUqda, and heard ḥadīths from them. He later travelled to…

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Farhang Ansari, Hussein and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿAlawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0032>
First published online: 2015

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