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Abū Ghānim al-Khurāsānī
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Abū Ghānim al-Khurāsānī, Bishr b. Ghānim, was an Ibāḍī jurist (faqīh) of the second half of the 2nd/8th century, who compiled the first comprehensive work on Ibāḍī jurisprudence (fiqh). One of the Ibāḍiyya of Khurāsān, he went to Baṣra, or perhaps Mecca, to study during the period when al-Rabīʿ b. Ḥabīb was leader of the Ibāḍīs and some time after the death of Abū ʿUbayda Muslim b. Abī Karīma (d. before 158/775), under whom his teachers had studied. Among the jurists whose views are discussed by Abū Ghānim in his book al-Mudawwana are al-Rabīʿ b. Ḥabīb al-Baṣrī, Maḥbūb b. Raḥīl al-ʿAb…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Abū Ghānim al-Khurāsānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0136>
First published online: 2015

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