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Abū Nuʿaym al-Iṣfahānī
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Abū Nuʿaym al-Iṣfahānī, Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad b. Isḥāq b. Mūsā b. Mihrān (336–430/947–1038), was a well-known Sunni traditionist and writer.

Doctrines and Perspectives

There are references in some sources to Abū Nuʿaym's school of law and his doctrinal inclinations, as well as his relationship with Shiʿism, which are highly relevant to an understanding of his personality.

Al-Subkī considered Abū Nuʿaym a Shāfiʿī (4/18), without stating any particular reason fo…

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Alireza Zekavati Gharagozlou, Ansari, Hassan and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Nuʿaym al-Iṣfahānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0120>
First published online: 2015

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