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Al-Awzāʿī, Abū ʿAmr ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAmr (88–2 Ṣafar 157/706–22 December 774), a Syrian jurist, muḥaddith and founder of a school of jurisprudence which had followers in Syria and al-Andalus until the 4th/10th century.

Some sources say that his family were either Yemenis captured during the Muslim wars of conquest (al-futūḥāt; al-Masʿūdī, 3/304) or from Sindh (al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 7/109); howe…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Al-Awzāʿī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0318>
First published online: 2015

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