al-Nak̲h̲aʿī, Ibrāhīm
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b. Yazīd , al-Kūfī , Abū ʿImrān , a Successor ( Tābiʿī ), Kūfan traditionist and lawyer, who enjoyed a certain fame, b. ca . 50/670, d. ca. 96/717. His informants were above all ʿAbd Allāh b. Masʿūd [q.v.] but also Anas b. Mālik and ʿĀʾisha [q.vv.]. He seems to have been part of the latter’s circle, and transmitted from her a fair number of items concerning in particular the behaviour of women and husband-and-wife relations, beginning with her own marriage with the Prophet. It is not without significance that a number of these items of information were critically examined by an Ibn Ḳutayba.

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Lecomte, G., “al-Nak̲h̲aʿī, Ibrāhīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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