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Abū Bakr b. ʿAyyāsh
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Abū Bakr b. ʿAyyāsh, Ibn Sālim al-Ḥannāṭ al-Kūfī (d. 193/809), was one of the two transmitters (rāwīs) of ʿĀṣim's Kūfan reading (qirāʾa) of the Qurʾān (the other being Ḥafṣ b. Sulaymān), and a member of the group known as aṣḥāb al-ḥadīth. The sources cite his name in some fourteen different forms, but he is mostly called Abū Bakr and sometimes Shuʿba (see al-Khaṭīb, 14/372–375; Yāqūt, 7/90–91). He was considered a mawlā (tribal client) attached to the Banū Kāhil of the Asad tribe (al-Bukhārī, 2/249). Abū Bakr was born in Kūfa between the years 94 and 97/713 and 71…

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Maryam Sadeghi and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū Bakr b. ʿAyyāsh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0110>
First published online: 2015

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