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Aḥmad al-Nāṣir
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Aḥmad al-Nāṣir, Abū al-Ḥasan Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥusayn b. al-Qāsim al-Rassī, known as al-Nāṣir li Dīn Allāh (d. 322/934), was a jurist, theologian and one of the famous Zaydī imams of Yemen. His father, Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥusayn al-Hādī ilā al-Ḥaqq, was an ʿAlid from the Banū Ṭabāṭabā (descended from al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī) and one of the most distinguished figures in Zaydī jurisprudence, as well as the founder of the Zaydī imamate in Yemen. His mother, Fāṭimā bint al-Ḥasan, …

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Aḥmad al-Nāṣir”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0219>
First published online: 2015



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