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Abū Rāfiʿ, Āl
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Abū Rāfiʿ, Āl, an eminent Shiʿi family descended from one of the first converts to Islam. The head and founder of the family was Abū Rāfiʿ, a well-known Companion and client (mawlā) of the Prophet, who had granted him his freedom. Al-Najāshī (pp. 2–3) considers him one of the righteous individuals of the first generations of Muslims (al-salaf al-ṣāliḥ). Other members of the family mentioned in rijālī sources are ʿUbayd Allāh b. Abī Rāfiʿ and his four sons Muḥammad, ʿAwn, ʿAbd Allāh and al-Fa…

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Musavi Bojnurdi, Kazem and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Rāfiʿ, Āl”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0127>
First published online: 2015

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