Ibn Bābawayh(I)
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, Abū D̲j̲aʿfar Muḥammad b. Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Ḥusayn b. Mūsā al-Ḳummī , known as al-Ṣadūḳ , is universally regarded among the It̲h̲nāʿas̲h̲arī S̲h̲īʿīs as one of their foremost doctors and traditionists. E. G. Browne says “the most important of these earlier divines are the three Muḥammads, al-Kulaynī (Md. b. Yaʿḳūb, d. 329/941), Ibn Bābawayhi (Md. b. ʿAlī b. Ḥusayn b. Mūsā, d. 381/991-2) and Ṭūsī (Md. b. rlasan, 460/1067)” (Browne, iv, 358-9). The first composed the Kāfī the second Man lā yaḥḍuru-hu ’l-faḳīh , and the third the Istibṣār and Tahd̲h̲īb al-Aḥkām , which are known as th…

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Fyzee, A.A.A., “Ibn Bābawayh(I)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0318>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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