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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 said that he was of…

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Negahban, Farzin, “Abū al-Futūḥ al-Rāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 14 November 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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