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Abū ʿAlī al-Daqqāq
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Abū ʿAlī al-Daqqāq, al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammad, was a well-known jurist (faqīh), man of letters, commentator on the Qurʾān and a Sufi, who lived during the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries.

He was originally from Nīsābūr, where he studied Arabic and legal methodology (ʿilm al-uṣūl), and then went to Marw and learnt religious law (fiqh) from al-Khaḍirī and al-Qaffāl. He gathered ḥadīths from the likes of Abū ʿAmr b. Ḥamdān in Nīsābūr and Abū ʿAlī al-Shabbūʾī and Abū al-Haytham al-Kushmīhanī in Marw. After completing his formal education, he entered a Sufi…

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La-Shay', Hussein and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū ʿAlī al-Daqqāq”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0095>
First published online: 2015

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