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Abū al-Maḥāsin Jurjānī
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Abū al-Maḥāsin Jurjānī, Ḥusayn b. Ḥasan, an Imāmī scholar, and the author of a Persian commentary on the Qurʾān entitled Jilāʾ al-adhhān wa jalāʾ al-aḥzān. Nothing is known of his life; even the century in which he lived has not been determined. The first source which mentions Abū al-Maḥāsin, imparting scant information about him, is Afandī Iṣfahānī who devoted a few lines to him in his Riyāḍ al-ʿulamāʾ (2/85–86). Afandī described him as a learned scholar, traditionist and exegetist, and presented him as a famous and distinguished figure, as well as a prominent Imāmī scholar. The Jilāʾ al-…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū al-Maḥāsin Jurjānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0171>
First published online: 2015

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