ʿAbd Allāh b. Maymūn
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, client of the family of al-Ḥārit̲h̲ b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Abī Rabīʿa al-Mak̲h̲zūmī (Ibn al-Zubayr’s governor in Baṣra, cf. al-Ṭabarī, index), known in the Twelver S̲h̲īʿite literature as a transmitter of traditions from Ḏj̲aʿfar al-Ṣādiḳ (al-Kulīnī, Ibn Bābūya, al-Ṭūsī, passim, cf. Ivanow, Alleged Founder , 11-60; see also the S̲h̲īʿite books of rid̲j̲āl : al-Kas̲h̲s̲h̲ī, Maʿrifat Ak̲h̲bār al-Rid̲j̲āl , 160; al-Nad̲j̲ās̲h̲ī, al-Rid̲j̲āl , 148; al-Ṭūsī, Fihrist , 197; he appears also in Sunnī books of rid̲j̲āl: al-Ḏh̲ahabī, Mīzān al-Iʿtidāl , ii, 81, who quotes the earlier Sun…

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Stern, S.M., “ʿAbd Allāh b. Maymūn”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0054>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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