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ʿAlī b. Mahziyār
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ʿAlī b. Mahziyār, Abū al-Ḥasan al-Ahwāzī, was a Shiʿi jurist and traditionist of the first half of the 3rd/9th century. Reports treating his life between the years 220–229/835–844 are extant (al-Ṣaffār, 357; al-Kashshī, 549; al-Kulaynī, 1/384; al-Najāshī, 145). He may have died in the following decade.

His family was originally from the village of Dawraq in Khūzistān (al-Najāshī, 253) or Hindikān (apparently the same place referred to as Hindījān in modern Khūzistān) in Fārs (al-Kashshī, 548), but he became known as al-Ahwāzī after moving to that city (al-Kashshī, 548; al-Ṭūsī, al-Ri…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “ʿAlī b. Mahziyār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0255>
First published online: 2015

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