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Abū Yaʿlā al-Jaʿfarī
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Abū Yaʿlā al-Jaʿfarī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan b. Ḥamza (d. 463/1071), was an Imāmī jurist and theologian in Baghdad. Due to his descent from Jaʿfar b. Abī Ṭālib, he was known as al-Jaʿfarī and sometimes as al-Ṭālibī (al-Ḥulwānī, 98; Abū Ṭālib, 185–186). Apart from Imāmī biographical (rijālī) sources such as the Rijāl of al-Najāshī (his contemporary) and Ibn Shahrāshūb's Maʿālim al-ʿulamāʾ, he is also mentioned in Sunni sources, which include a brief biography. However, little is actually known about Abū Yaʿlā. Al-Dhahabī, wh…

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Ansari, Hassan and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū Yaʿlā al-Jaʿfarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0157>
First published online: 2015

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