S̲h̲āh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm al-Ḥasanī
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, Abu ’l-Ḳāsim b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAlī b. al-Ḥasan b. Zayd b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, S̲h̲īʿī ascetic and traditionist, well-known under the name of Imāmzāde (S̲h̲āh) ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm. He is buried in the principal sanctuary of Rayy [see al-rayy ].

1. The holy man.

Only sparse biographical data are available on ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm, who must have been born in Medina before 200/815 and who was a companion of the ninth and tenth Imāms, Muḥammad al-D̲j̲awād al-Taḳī (d. 220/835) and ʿAlī al-Hādī al-Naḳī (d. 254/868) [see al-ʿaskarī ]. When the latter, at the order of caliph al-Mutawakkil, was…

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Calmard, J., “S̲h̲āh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm al-Ḥasanī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1022>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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