Abu ’l-Futūḥ al-Rāzī
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; Persian commentator of the Ḳurʾān. He lived between 480/1087 and 525/1131, fixed by conjecture. Among his disciples are the famous S̲h̲iʾte theologians Ibn S̲h̲ahrāsūb and Ibn Bābūya [q.v.], who describes him as a scholar, preacher, commentator of the Ḳurʾān and a pious man. According to al-S̲h̲us̲h̲tarī ( Mad̲j̲ālis al-Muʾminīn ) he was a contemporary of al-Zamak̲h̲s̲h̲arī, whom he quoted as his master—which would explain the Muʿtazilism of his commentary. Muḥ. Ḳazwīnī has proved that his commentary could not date from before 510/1116. He c…

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Massé, H., “Abu ’l-Futūḥ al-Rāzī”, 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 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0185>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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