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Abū al-Fatḥ al-Daylamī
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Abū al-Fatḥ al-Daylamī, al-Nāṣir b. al-Ḥasan b. Muḥammad (d. 444/1052), was a Yemeni Zaydī scholar and statesman and the author of a famous work of Qurʾān commentary. There are different versions of his name and lineage in the sources: some follow his line of descent back to al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī and others back to Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī (al-ʿArshī, 36; al-Muḥallī, 2/99; Yaḥyā, 1/246; Zabāra, Aʾimma, 1/90); and his name has been recorded as either al-Ḥusayn b. al-Nāṣir or Abū al-Fatḥ b. al-Nāṣir (al-Muḥallī, 2/99; Yaḥyā, 1/246).

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Muhaqqeq, Simin and Poor, Daryoush Mohammad, “Abū al-Fatḥ al-Daylamī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <>
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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