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al-Bayhaqī, Abū al-Ḥasan
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al-Bayhaqī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Zayd b. Muḥammad (19 Shaʿbān 490–565/1 August 1097–1170), also known by the epithets Ḥujjat al-Dīn, Ẓahīr al-Dīn and Farīd-i Khurāsān, a great scholar in most of the religious disciplines of his day. Al-Bayhaqī was descended from one of the Companions of the Prophet, Khuzayma b. Thābit al-Anṣārī, known as ‘Dhū al-Shahādatayn’ (al-Bayhaqī, Tārīkh, 2, 101; see also Yāqūt, Muʿjam, 4/1760). Also present in his lineage is the name of Funduq, who is mentioned as one of his ancestors, a…

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al-Hadi, Yusuf, Translated by Rahim Gholami and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “al-Bayhaqī, Abū al-Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000112>
First published online: 2015

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