Bis̲h̲r b. G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ b. Abī Karīma Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥān al-Marīsī
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, a prominent theologian belonging to the Murd̲j̲iʾa [q.v.]. His father, a fuller and dyer in Kūfa, is said to have been a Jew, and Bis̲h̲r, on his conversion to Islam, to have become a mawlā of Zayd b. al-Ḵh̲aṭṭāb. He lived in the western quarter of Bagdad, in the Darb al-Marīs (or al-Marīsī ), from which he took his nisba . He died in Bag̲h̲dād in 218/833.

Bis̲h̲r was an assiduous disciple of Abū Yūsuf in fiḳh , and although he held some opinions of his own, he is counted among the followers of the Ḥanafī school; he also heard traditions from Ḥammād b. Salama, Sufyān …

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Carra de Vaux, B., Nader, A.N. and Schacht, J., “Bis̲h̲r b. G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ b. Abī Karīma Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥān al-Marīsī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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