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Abū Shujāʿ al-Iṣfahānī
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Abū Shujāʿ al-Iṣfahānī, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad b. al-Ḥusayn b. Aḥmad, was a jurist and judge from Baṣra (5th/11th–6th/12th century). His kunya is also recorded as Abū al-Ṭayyib (Ibn al-Qāsim al-Ghazzī, 2). While his ancestors were originally from Iṣfahān, his father was born in ʿAbbādān (q.v. ‘Ābādān’) and Abū Shujāʿ himself was born in Baṣra in 434/1043 (Yāqūt, 3/599). The date of his death is not known. According to al-Silafī, he was alive in the year 500/1106 or 1107 and for some years after that (Yāqūt, 3/599), wh…

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū Shujāʿ al-Iṣfahānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0212>
First published online: 2015

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