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Abū ʿAlī Sīmjūr
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Abū ʿAlī Sīmjūr, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm (d. 387/997), known as ʿImād al-Dawla and al-Muẓaffar, a Sīmjūrid prince, scholar and man of letters, and son of Abū al-Ḥasan Sīmjūr (q.v.), who was at one time the Sāmānid army commander in Khurāsān. We have no information about the date of his birth, or the period of his early youth. It would seem that he studied with his father, Abū al-Ḥasan, and heard traditions (ḥadīths) from him. From early childhood, he showed an inclination for the company of ascetically inclined pious individuals, and was mostly influenced by …

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū ʿAlī Sīmjūr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0097>
First published online: 2015

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