Abū Muslim al-Iṣfahānī (or Iṣbahānī)
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Abū Muslim al-Iṣfahānī (or Iṣbahānī), Muḥammad b. Baḥr al-Muʿtazilī (254–322/868–934), was a scribe, grammarian, man of letters, theologian and exegete, and a prominent figure in the ʿAbbāsid administration. Very little is known about Abū Muslim's life, particularly the first half of it. A few scattered historical reports indicate that he was probably born in Iṣfahān, where he began his studies, and that he travelled to Baghdad to further his education…

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Mazaheri, Mas‘ud Habibi, Rabbani, Azar and Negahban, Farzin, “Abū Muslim al-Iṣfahānī (or Iṣbahānī)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0112>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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