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Abū al-Qāsim al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī
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Abū al-Qāsim al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī, Isḥāq b. Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm b. Zayd, was a Ḥanafī sage and scholar from Transoxania. He lived from the end of the 3rd/9th to the first half of the 4th/10th century.

Abū al-Qāsim's life marked a turning-point in the formation of the ascetic doctrines and teachings of Ḥanafī Sunnis in the east, and his al-Sawād al-aʿẓam was for a long time a major reference source on doctrine for many Ḥanafīs. Little is known about his life apart f…

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Ahmad Pakatchi, Negahban, Farzin and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū al-Qāsim al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0124>
First published online: 2015

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