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al-Ḥuwayzī, ʿAbd ʿAlī b. Jumʿa al-ʿArūsī, was an exegete, Imāmī jurist and traditionist of the 11th/17th century, best known for his Qurʾān exegesis Nūr al-thaqalayn.

His nisba refers to Ḥuwayza (also Huwayza or Ḥawīza), a town in Khūzistān, where he was born. His family moved to Shīrāz when he was young, and he remained there into adulthood. Although al-Ḥuwayzī became prominent, there is little surviving information about his teachers or students. One teacher was the chief judge (qāḍī al-quḍāt) ʿIzz al-Dīn ʿAlī Naqī b. Muḥammad Hāshim al-Kamarahʾī al-Farāhānī al-Shīrāzī …

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥuwayzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_043742>
First published online: 2022

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