al-Mufaḍḍal b. Muḥammad b. Yaʿlā b. ʿĀmir b. Sālim b. al-Rammāl al-Ḍabbī
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, an Arabic philologist of the Kufan school. By birth he was a free-born Arab; the date of his birth is not known. His father was a recognised authority on the events in the wars of the Arabs on the frontiers of K̲h̲urāsān in 30-90/651-709 (quoted in al-Ṭabarī, Annales ). It is possible that his son was born in this region. As a partisan of the house of ʿAlī he took part in the rising against the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Manṣūr led by Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh [q.v.], brother of al-Nafs al-zakiyya . The rising was put down and Ibrāhīm killed; al-Mufaḍḍal was taken prisoner but pardoned by the …

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Lichtenstädter, Ilse, “al-Mufaḍḍal b. Muḥammad b. Yaʿlā b. ʿĀmir b. Sālim b. al-Rammāl al-Ḍabbī”, 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 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5314>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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