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Amīnjī (d. Shawwāl 1010/March 1602), the son of Jalāl b. Ḥasan (d. 975/1567), the twenty-fifth dāʿī muṭlaq of the Ṭayyibī-Mustaʿlī Ismailis, was a prominent Dāʾūdī Ismaili Bohra jurist in India. He lived and died in Aḥmadābād in Gujarat (Ivanow, 88; Poonawala, Biobibliography, 185). Amīnjī ‘was an eminent Ismaili jurist who attained high ranks in the Dāʾūdī Ṭayyibī daʿwa’ (Daftary, The Ismāʿīlīs, 280). He wrote important works on fiqh, most notably commentaries on the legal works of al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān, and collected jurisprudentia…

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Masʿud Habibi Mazaheri and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Amīnjī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0268>
First published online: 2015

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