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al-Ḥākim al-Shahīd
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al-Ḥākim al-Shahīd, Abū al-Faḍl Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī al-Sulamī (d. 334/945), a Ḥanafī jurist and traditionist in Marw, who also held the post of wazīr for some time. Ḥanafī sources generally refer to him simply by the title ‘al-Ḥākim’ (al-Samarqandī, 1/212; al-Samʿānī, 3/477).

A remark made by ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Qurashī (d. 775/1374) who quotes information (3/313) from al-Samʿānī (3/477) which reads: ‘he narrated from Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal’ (rawiya ʿan Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal), has led some people to wrongly assume that one of al-Ḥākim’s teachers was Aḥmad b. Ḥan…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥākim al-Shahīd”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067288>
First published online: 2022

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