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Al-Aʿmash, Abū Muḥammad Sulaymān b. Mihrān al-Asadī (60–148/680–765), was a prominent Kūfan traditionist of Persian extraction.

Al-Aʿmash’s family came from Dabāśwand (Danbāwand, Damāwand) in Ṭabaristān. According to some reports he was born in Dabāwand, while others have stated that his father migrated to Iraq and that al-Aʿmash was born in Kūfa. His father, Mihrān, is said to have been taken prisoner following the battl…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Al-Aʿmash”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0264>
First published online: 2015

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