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Al-Akhbārī, Mīrzā Muḥammad
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Al-Akhbārī, Mīrzā Muḥammad, Abū Aḥmad Jamāl al-Dīn (21 Dhū al-Qaʿda 1178–28 Rabīʿ I 1232/12 May 1765–15 February 1817), was a jurist, traditionist and one of the founders of the Akhbārī school.

There is much disagreement about Mīrzā Muḥammad’s ancestry. One of his grandsons, Ibrāhīm b. Mīrzā Aḥmad, claims in the introduction to his work Īqāẓ al-nabīh (p. 313) that Mīrzā Muḥammad belonged to the Raḍawī sayyids (descen-dants of the Prophet), and traces his lineage back to Ḥusayn, son of Mūsā al-Mubarqaʿ, one of the sons of Imam a…

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Shokri, Reza and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Al-Akhbārī, Mīrzā Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0239>
First published online: 2015

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