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Abū Khālid al-Kābulī
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Abū Khālid al-Kābulī, Wardān, also known as Kankar, was an eminent Shiʿi figure of the 1st/7th century and a companion of the Shiʿi imam ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn, known as Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn or Imam al-Sajjād. Kankar was what his mother called him, but he was not widely known by this name (al-Ṭabrisī, 254; al-Rāwandī, 1/262; Rāzī, 2/677); however, as a result of his being addressed as Kankar by Imam al-Sajjād, as recorded in some sources (al-Kashshī, 121; al-Ṭabarī, 90–91), this name became more generally associated with him. Ibn Ṭāwūs's use of the kunya Abū Yaḥyā for him (Ṣāḥib al-Maʿālim, 294…

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Maryam Sadeghi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Khālid al-Kābulī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0166>
First published online: 2015

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