(1,005 words)

b. Muḥammad b. Yāʿlā b. ʿĀmir b. Sālim b. al-Rammāl al-Ḍabbī, an Arabic philologist of the Kūfan school. By birth he was a free born Arab; the date of his birth is not known. His father was a recognised authority on the events in the wars of the Arabs on the frontiers of Ḵh̲urāsān in 30—90 a. h. (quoted in Ṭabarī’s Annals). It is possible that his son was born in this region. As a partisan of the house of ʿAlī he took part in the rising against the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Manṣūr led by Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh [q.v.], brother of al-Nafs al-zakīya. The rising was put down and Ibrāhīm killed; al-Mufaḍḍal …

Cite this page
Lichtenstädter, Ilse, “al-Mufaḍḍal”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

▲   Back to top   ▲