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Abū Yaʿlā al-Mawṣilī
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Abū Yaʿlā al-Mawṣilī, Aḥmad b. ʿAlī b. al-Muthannā al-Tamīmī (3 Shawwāl 210–307/17 January 826–919) was an eminent Ḥanafī traditionist from Mawṣil (Mosul). He is the author of the work known as Musnad. Abū Yaʿlā was born into a prominent family of scholars in Mawṣil. His grandfather, Abū ʿAlī al-Muthannā b. Yaḥyā, known as al-Bāzabdāʾī (apparently the name of a village on the west bank of the Tigris) was a distinguished Iraqi traditionist, and his father was to a certain extent a ḥadīth scholar (al-Azdī, 429; Yāqūt, 1/466; Ibn Ḥajar, 7/610).

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Maryam Sadeghi and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū Yaʿlā al-Mawṣilī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0158>
First published online: 2015

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