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Abū Dharr al-Harawī
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Abū Dharr al-Harawī, ʿAbd b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Anṣārī (b. 355 or 356/966 or 967; d. 434/1043) was a Mālikī muḥaddith (traditionist) known in some sources as ʿAbd Allāh (e.g. see al-Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ, 4/696). He was from Herat, and known as Ibn al-Sammāk in his hometown (al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 17/555). His early life was spent in Herat, where he heard ḥadīths from Abū al-Faḍl b. Khumayrawayh, Bishr b. Muḥammad al-Muzanī (al-Dhahabī, Tadhkirat, 3/1103) and Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Ghūzamī (Yāqūt, 3/824). He also heard ḥadīths from Abū …

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Asef Fekrat, Mohammad and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū Dharr al-Harawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0054>
First published online: 2015

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