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Abū Aḥmad al-ʿAskarī
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Abū Aḥmad al-ʿAskarī, al-Ḥasan b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿīd Abū Aḥmad al-ʿAskarī (293–Ḍhū al-Ḥijja 382/906–February 993) was a lexicologist, man of letters and traditionist (muḥaddith) from Persia. He lived in ʿAskar Mukram, a town in Khūzistān, hence the nisba al-ʿAskarī (al-Samʿānī, 9/298; al-Qifṭī, 1/310; Abū al-Fidāʾ, 4/26). Early sources make no direct reference to his place of birth, but certain contemporaneous accounts (al-Ziriklī, 2/196) maintain it was ʿAskar Mukram.

It seems that Abū Aḥmad began his education with his father an…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Aḥmad al-ʿAskarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0035>
First published online: 2015

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