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Ḥulwānī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh
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Ḥulwānī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Ḥusayn b. Muḥammad b. Ḥasan b. Naṣr, was a Shiʿi man of letters and theologian from Baghdad in the 5th/11th century, and the author of Nuzhat al-nāẓir wa tanbīh al-khāṭir, a collection of traditions. The toponym ‘Ḥulwānī’ suggests a connection to the city of Ḥulwān (today known as Sarpul-i Dhahāb, see Amīn, 6/153; for a source that records his name as Ḥalwānī, see Kantūrī, 579).

The limited details available concerning his life indicate that he was in the company of Abū al-Muẓaffar al-Bandanījī in Bandanīj-a dependency of Baghdad-in 425/10…

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Farhang Mehrvash and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥulwānī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067246>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 20230913



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