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Ḥasan b. Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya
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Ḥasan b. Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya, a Successor (tābiʿī), jurist, and traditionist from the 1st/7th century, and a descendant of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib. He died sometime between 95/714 and 100/719. He was one of the earliest theorists and writers of kalām, and one of the first proponents of the theological doctrines associated with the Murjiʾa. Ḥasan’s brother, Abū Hāshim ʿAbd Allāh, and their father, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya, became ancestors of ʿAlawī lineages (see Crone, 24 et passim), but Ḥasan did not.

Ḥasan was born in Medina to a woman from the Quraysh tribe by the name of …

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Translated by Alexander Khaleeli and Masʿud Habibi Mazaheri, “Ḥasan b. Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067174>
First published online: 2022

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