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Abū Mūsā al-Madīnī
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Abū Mūsā al-Madīnī, Muḥammad b. Abī Bakr ʿUmar b. Aḥmad b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad al-Iṣfahānī (501–581/1108–1185), was a famous Shāfiʿī traditionist. He became known as al-Madīnī because he was born in Madīna-yi Iṣfahān, this being the district of Iṣfahān now called Jay, which in Yāqūt's time went under the name of Shahristān (Yāqūt, al-Mushtarak, 389). Abū Mūsā's father was also a learned man (al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 21/152). As a result of his father's efforts, Abū Mūsā was able to learn ḥadīth, and thus receive blessings in…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Shahram Khodaverdian, “Abū Mūsā al-Madīnī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0110>
First published online: 2015

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