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Abū Zayd al-Anṣārī
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Abū Zayd al-Anṣārī, Saʿīd b. Aws b. Thābit al-Khazrajī al-Anṣārī (121–215/739–830), was a philologist, grammarian and traditionist. Being a grandson of Thābit b. Bashīr, who was a member of the Khazraj tribe and one of the Helpers (Anṣār), he was known as both al-Anṣārī and al-Khazrajī. Thābit took part in the battle of Uḥud as well as subsequent battles, and was one of the six people who made a compilation of the Qurʾān during the lifetime of the Prophet (Ibn Saʿd, 7/27).

Abū Zayd learnt Qurʾānic recitation (qi…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah, Negahban, Farzin and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū Zayd al-Anṣārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0166>
First published online: 2015



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