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al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr
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al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr Aḥmad b. Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī al-Khusrawjirdī (384–458/994–1066), renowned Sunni ḥadīth scholar who sought to reconcile the jurisprudence of the Shāfiʿī madhhab and Ashʿarī theological doctrine in line with the Ahl al-Ḥadīth school of thought.

Al-Bayhaqī’s family originated from Shāmakān, near Nīsābūr, but he himself was born at Bayhaq (al-Bayhaqī, ʿAlī, 184). From his early youth he ap…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000110>
First published online: 2015

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