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Abū al-Muṭahhar al-Azdī
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Abū al-Muṭahhar al-Azdī, Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (d. first half of the 5th/11th century), a writer and poet. Abū al-Muṭahhar's fame is in fact solely based on his work Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim al-Baghdādī. However even his existence is in some doubt, and one may legitimately ask whether the book and its author were not actually invented by one of the maj…

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Azarnoosh, Azartash and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Abū al-Muṭahhar al-Azdī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0114>
First published online: 2015

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