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Abū Baṣīr
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Abū Baṣīr, the common title of two narrators of ḥadīth in the Imāmī Shiʿi tradition, both of whom were amongst the disciples of the Shiʿi Imams Muḥammad al-Bāqir and Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq. Their names were Yaḥyā b. Abī al-Qāsim al-Asadī and Layth b. al-Bakhtarī al-Murādī. The name of Abū Baṣīr appears in the chains of narrators (isnād, pl. asānīd) of many Shiʿi narrations without any other distinguishing title or name; only through circumstantial e…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Hamid Tehrani, “Abū Baṣīr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0052>
First published online: 2015

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