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Ashʿarīs of Qumm
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Ashʿarīs of Qumm, a name variously used to denote (1) an Arab clan (ṭāʾifa), (2) a number of Companions of the Prophet Muḥammad and (3) a group of scholars and ḥadīth specialists of the 2nd–3rd/8th–9th centuries. The Ashʿarīs were descended from Nabat b. Udad b. Zayd b. Kahlān, known as al-Ashʿar (Ibn al-Kalbī, 1/339; Khalīfa, 1/329). He had seven sons, each of whom was the progenitor of a tribe (qabīla) called Ashʿarī. The subject of the present article is the tribe descended from Jamāhir, one of the seven sons (Ibn al…

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YusoFI Ishkevari, Hasan and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “Ashʿarīs of Qumm”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0302>
First published online: 2015

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