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Abū Jaʿfar Yazīd b. al-Qaʿqāʿ
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Abū Jaʿfar Yazīd b. al-Qaʿqāʿ (d. 130/748), was one of the tābiʿūn (the generation after the Companions of the Prophet), and one of the ‘Ten Readers’ (al-qurrāʾ al-ʿashara), deemed authoritative in the science of qirāʾa (reading/recitation). According to unidentified reports in the later sources, he was also referred to as Jundab b. Fīrūz and Fīrūz b. al-Qaʿqāʿ (Ibn Khallikān, 6/274; al-Mizzī, 21/173). He was manumitted by ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAyyāsh b. Abī Rabīʿa al-Makhzūmī (Ibn Saʿd, 151; Khalīfa, al-Ṭabaqāt, 2/654), and seems to have been of Arab origin.

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Abū Jaʿfar Yazīd b. al-Qaʿqāʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0162>
First published online: 2015

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