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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Baṣrī
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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Baṣrī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī al-Kāghadhī, was a mutakallim (theologian) of the Muʿtazilī school and a faqīh (jurist) of the Ḥanafī school, known outside these circles as al-Juʿal (‘the dung-beetle’), (d. 2 Dhū al-Ḥijja 369/19 June 980). He is considered one of the 10th ṭabaqa (generation) of the Muʿtazila (al-Qāḍī ʿAbd al-Jabbār, ‘Ṭabaqāt’, 325), and Abū Isḥāq al-Shīrāzī (p. 143) refers to him as the raʾs al-muʿtazila (chief of the Muʿtazila).

Abū ʿAbd Allāh was born in Baṣra, and the year of his birth is…

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Anvari, Mohammad Javad and Gholami, Rahim, “Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Baṣrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0033>
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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