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Abū Sulaymān al-Sijistānī
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Abū Sulaymān al-Sijistānī, Muḥammad b. Ṭāhir b. Bahrām al-Sijistānī (al-Sīstānī), known as al-Manṭiqī (‘the logician’), was a scholar and philosopher who lived in the 4th/10th century.

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Abū Sulaymān is without doubt one of the most brilliant thinkers of the Islamic era. He was noted for his lonely life, and for suffering a bleak and bitter fate. Nonetheless, his residence in Baghdad was the meeting place and refuge for some of the most ou…

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Sharafoddin Khorasani and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Sulaymān al-Sijistānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0141>
First published online: 2015

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