al-Ṣanʿānī
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, ʿAbd al-Razzāḳ b. Hammām b. Nāfīʿ, Abū Bakr al-Yamanī al-Ḥimyarī, Yemeni scholar, b. 126/744, d. in the middle of S̲h̲awwāl 211/middle of January 827. The nisba al-Ḥimyarī indicates that he was a mawlā [q.v.] of the Banū Ḥimyar. According to the biographical sources, he was of Persian origin ( min al-abnāʾ [see abnāʾ ], ʿId̲j̲lī, Taʾrīk̲h̲ al-t̲h̲iḳāt , Beirut 1984, no. 1000). His father was already a learned man and traditionist (Ibn Saʿd, v, 399). ʿAbd al-Razzāḳ received his training as a scholar in Ṣanʿāʾ, where he studied for a period of about e…

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Motzki, H., “al-Ṣanʿānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6597>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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