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al-Ḥalīmī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Ḥusayn b. Ḥasan al-Bukhārī (338–402/949–1012), was a famous Shāfiʿī jurist, judge, and traditionist in Tansoxiana. He was born into a scholarly family in Gurgān (formerly Astarābād) the Iranian city close to the Caspian Sea. His father, Abū Muḥammad Ḥasan b. Muḥammad, was a well-known jurist and traditionist, and the renowned traditionist al-Ḥākim al-Nīsābūrī (d. 405/1014) heard narrations from him.

Al-Ḥalīmī was still a child when he relocated to Bukhārā with his father, and it was there that he began his elementary studies. His e…

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥalīmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067291>
First published online: 2022

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