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Abū Nuʿaym
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Abū Nuʿaym, al-Faḍl b. Dukayn b. Ḥammād (130–219/748–834), was a famous traditionist and jurist from Kūfa. He is reported to have said that his father's name was in fact ʿAmr and that Dukayn was his laqab (title) (see al-Khaṭīb, Taʾrīkh, 12/346, 356; Ibn Manjawayh, 2/131). Abū Nuʿaym was considered to be one of the tribal ‘clients’ (mawālī) under the patronage of the family of Ṭalḥa b. ʿUbayd Allāh, the Companion of the Prophet, which was why he was also called al-Taymī and al-Qurashī (Ibn Saʿd, 6/279; Khalīfa, Ṭabaqāt, 1/403; al-Bukhārī, Taʾrīkh, 4 (1…

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Abū Nuʿaym”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0119>
First published online: 2015

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