Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

Abū Hilāl al-ʿAskarī
(5,900 words)

Abū Hilāl al-ʿAskarī, Ḥasan b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sahl (d. ca. 400/1010), was a poet, man of letters and philologist. He was born possibly at the beginning of the 4th/10th century in ʿAskar Mukram in Ahwāz or Khūzistān. This town, founded by one of al-Ḥajjāj b. Yūsuf's governors in place of the small town of Rustam Guwād (Yāqūt, Buldān, 3/676), grew very rapidly and produced a few well-known scholars, the most celebrated of whom were Abū Hilāl …

Cite this page
Azarnoosh, Azartash and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Hilāl al-ʿAskarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0085>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲