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Abū al-Futūḥ al-Rāzī
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Abū al-Futūḥ al-Rāzī, Jamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Khuzāʿī (born ca. 480/1087, d. after 552/1157), was a renowned Shiʿi scholar and exegete, author of the famous Qurʾānic commentary, Rawḍ (Rawḥ) al-jinān wa rawḥ al-janān.

He came from a family of eminent scholars, and al-Afandī refers to them as a well-known silsila (chain) of Shiʿi scholars who have produced numerous works (al-Afandī, 2/158). Since his lineage can be traced back to Nāfiʿ b. Badīl b. Warqāʾ al-Khuzāʿī, it can be s…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū al-Futūḥ al-Rāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0067>
First published online: 2015

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