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Abū Naṣr al-Sijzī
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Abū Naṣr al-Sijzī, ʿUbayd Allāh b. Saʿīd b. Ḥātim al-Wāʾilī (d. Muḥarram 444/May 1052), a traditionist and author of a book in which he criticised the Ashʿarīs. According to Ibn al-Qaysarānī (p. 164), his nisba, al-Wāʾilī, refers to a village called Wāʾil in the region of Sijistān; but according to Ibn Mākūlā (7/398) he is called al-Wāʾilī because of his association with the clan of Bakr b. Wāʾil, and hence it may be presumed that he was of Arab origin.

Abū Naṣr's father was a religious scholar, and followed the juridical teachings of the Ḥanafī school (ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Qur…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Abū Naṣr al-Sijzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0185>
First published online: 2015

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