Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī
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, ʿAlī b. Muḥ. b. al-ʿAbbās (probably called al-Tawḥīdī after the sort of dates called tawhīd ), man of letters and philosopher of the 4th/10th century. The place of his birth is given either as Nīs̲h̲āpūr, S̲h̲īrāz, Wāsiṭ or Bag̲h̲dād; its date must be placed between 310-20/922-32. He studied in Bag̲h̲dād, grammar under al-Sīrāfī and al-Rummānī, S̲h̲āfiʿite law under Abū Ḥāmid al-Marw al-Rūd̲h̲ī and Abū Bakr al-S̲h̲ās̲h̲i: and also frequented ṣūfī masters. He supported himself by acting as a professional scri…

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Stern, S.M., “Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0202>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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