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Abū Bakr b. Ḥazm
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Abū Bakr b. Ḥazm (d. 120/738) was the son of Muḥammad b. ʿAmr al-Anṣārī, a tābiʿī (one of the generation following that of the Prophet and his Companions), a traditionist (muḥaddith), a judge (qāḍī) and the governor (wālī) of Medina during the Marwānid caliphate. His grandfather, ʿAmr b. Ḥazm, was a Companion of the Prophet and appointed governor of Najrān by him. In 10/631, Abū Bakr's father Muḥammad was born in Najrān and named Muḥammad at the behest of the Prophet (Ibn Saʿd, 5/69). Al-Barqī (p. 6) and al-Ṭūsī (p. 63) consider Ab…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Abū Bakr b. Ḥazm”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0112>
First published online: 2015

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