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Abū al-Mufaḍḍal al-Shaybānī
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Abū al-Mufaḍḍal al-Shaybānī, Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿUbayd Allāh (297–387/910–997), was a Shiʿi traditionist from Iraq. In the sources his lineage is traced back to Dhuhl b. Shaybān (al-Najāshī, 396; al-Khaṭīb, 1/466–467).

He was originally from Kūfa (al-Najāshī, 396; al-Khaṭīb, 1/466–467) but went to Baghdad before he was seven years old (al-Ṭūsī, al-Amālī, 2/221). According to his own account, he first attended a formal session of ‘hearing’ (istimāʿ) the narration of Prophetic traditions in 306/918 (al-Khaṭīb, 5/468…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Abū al-Mufaḍḍal al-Shaybānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0109>
First published online: 2015

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