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Abū ʿAmr al-Dānī
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Abū ʿAmr al-Dānī, ʿUthmān b. Saʿīd b. ʿUthmān al-Umawī al-Qurṭubī al-Dānī (371–444/981–1053), a renowned muqriʾ (reader) and muḥaddith (traditionist) of al-Andalus. His family, kinsfolk of the Umayyad rulers of al-Andalus, came from the village of Qūta Rāsha on the outskirts of Córdoba (see Ibn Bashkuwāl, 2/405; al-Dhahabī, Maʿrifa, 1/325). Abū ʿAmr was also known as Ibn al-Ṣayrafī (al-Ḥumaydī, 2/483).

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Ali Lesani Fesharaki, Mohammad and Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor, “Abū ʿAmr al-Dānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0042>
First published online: 2015

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