Abū Nuʿaym al-Iṣfahānī
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, Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Isḥāḳ b. Mūsā b. Mihrān al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , born in Iṣfahān in Rad̲j̲ab 336/Jan.-Feb. 948 (Ibn Khallikān: or 334, Yāḳūt, Buldān , i, 298, 330), d. Monday 21 Muḥarram (Ibn Khallikān: or Ṣafar; Yāḳūt: Monday 20 Muḥarram; Ḏh̲ahabī, Subkī: 20 Muḥarram) 430/23 Oct. 1038, an authority on fiḳh and taṣawwuf . His grandfather Muḥ. b. Yūsuf was a well known ascetic, the first of his kin to accept Islam (Ibn Ḵh̲allikān). Abū Nuʿaym mentions him as his forerunner in Ḥilyat al-Awliyāʾ (i, 4). His father who also was a scholar (Yaḳūt, Buldān, iv, 344) had him taught by important teac…

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Pedersen, J., “Abū Nuʿaym al-Iṣfahānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0239>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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