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Abū Ṭufayl
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Abū Ṭufayl, ʿĀmir b. Wāthila b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmayr (or ʿAmr) b. Jābir b. Ḥamīs (Jakhsh) b. Judayy (Jurayy) b. Saʿd b. Layth al-Kinānī (3–100/624–718) was a Companion of the Prophet, a poet and an important companion of a number of the Shiʿi imams. He was born in the year of the Battle of Uḥud, and so he had direct experience of the last eight years of the Prophet's life (al-Bukhārī, 3(2)/446); Ibn Taghrībirdī, 1/243; Ibn Qutayba, 341; Ibn Ḥibbān, 3/291; Abū Isḥāq al-Shīrāzī, 53; Ibn Ḥajar, 5/82…

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Dianat, Abu'l Hasan and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Ṭufayl”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0224>
First published online: 2015

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