Ḥasan al-ʿAskarī
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, Abū muḥammad Ḥasan b. ʿAlī , the eleventh Imām of the Twelver S̲h̲īʿa. He is known as al-Ṣāmit, al-Zakī, al-K̲h̲āliṣ, al-Naḳī, al-Rafīḳ and al-Hādī. He was commonly called Ibn al-Riḍā (Imām ʿAlī al-Riḍā the eighth Imām) among his followers in his lifetime. His nisba , al-ʿAskarī, like that of his father the tenth Imām, derives from ʿAskar Sāmarrā. He was born in al-Madīna. Most Twelver S̲h̲īʿī authorities give the date of his birth as Rabī I 230/November 844, but al-Kulīnī gives Ramaḍān 232/April 847 ( Uṣūl , 324) His mother was an umm walad named Ḥudayt̲h̲. Some sources name her Sūsan…

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Eliash, J., “Ḥasan al-ʿAskarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2762>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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