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Abū Yūsuf al-Qazwīnī
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Abū Yūsuf al-Qazwīnī, ʿAbd al-Salām b. Muḥammad b. Yūsuf b. Bundār (393–488/1003–1095), was a Muʿtazilī judge, scholar and author of a large commentary on the Qurʾān. He was born in Qazwīn (al-Subkī, 5/121), and apart from the generally accepted date of birth given above, 391/1001 (al-Rāfiʿī, 3/180) and 411/1020 (Ibn al-Athīr, 10/253) have also been cited. His father al-Qāḍī Abū Bakr, who was also a scholar, apparently died in 413/1022 (for his biography see al-Rāfiʿī, 2/59–60). Abū Yūsuf is repor…

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Ansari, Hassan, Negahban, Farzin and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū Yūsuf al-Qazwīnī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0235>
First published online: 2015

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