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Abū Shimr (or Shamir) al-Murjiʾ
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Abū Shimr (or Shamir) al-Murjiʾ, Abū Shimr Sālim b. Shimr, was a Murjiʾī theologian of the 2nd and the early 3rd/7th and 8th centuries (for the differences of opinion in recording his kunya, see al-Samʿānī, 8/147; Ibn al-Athīr, 2/28; al-Zabīdī, 12/241; al-Jāḥiẓ, al-Burṣān, 397; van Ess, 2/180). Some of the sources describe him as ‘Ḥanafī’ (al-Qāḍī ʿAbd al-Jabbār, 268; Ibn al-Murtaḍā, 157), but this obscure reference is devoid of any significance and adds nothing to our knowledge. Furthermore, none of the available accounts provide any i…

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Jaberizadeh, Abd al-Amir and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Abū Shimr (or Shamir) al-Murjiʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0211>
First published online: 2015

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