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He is said to have died six months after Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Iskāfī (d. 240/854), another Muʿtazilī theologian, who wrote an exposition of the views of Burghūth and other followers of the Jabriyya (Ibn Nadīm, 213). According to Ibn Nadīm, Burghūth died in either 240/854 or 241/855. Based on a report by Ibn Taymiyya (1/206), Muḥammad b. ʿĪsā was called to debate with Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal during the miḥna (inquisition).

Since Muḥammad b. ʿĪsā was a follower of al-Ḥusayn b. Muḥammad al-Najjār, the Burghūthiyya were said to have been one of the branches of th…

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Masʿud Habibi Mazaheri and Translated by Najam Abbas, “Burghūthiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_05000035>
First published online: 2021

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