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b. G̲h̲aiyāt̲h̲ b. Abī Karīma abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Marīsī, one of the chief Murd̲j̲iʾite teachers of his time. He was the son of a Bag̲h̲dād Jew and was enfranchised by Zaid b. al-Ḵh̲aṭṭāb. He studied jurisprudence with the Ḳāḍī Abū Yūsuf and soon excelled in several branches of knowledge. He then devoted himself to the science of Kalām and adopted the opinion that the Ḳorʾān was created, for which he was persecuted. He was a pious ascetic but found no adherents among good Moslems on account of his too public profession of the science of Kalām, which was then looked upon with suspicion.…

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de Vaux, Carra, “Bis̲h̲r”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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