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al- Barbahārī
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, al-ḥasan b. ʿalī b. ḵh̲alaf abū muḥammad al-barbahārī , a famous Ḥanbalī theologian, who died at Bag̲h̲dād at a great age. He was both a traditionist ( ʿālim ), and a jurist ( faḳīh ), being, above all, one of those popular preachers ( wāʿiẓ ), who, in the history of the Caliphate during the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries, played so important a rôle in the struggle of Sunnism against the S̲h̲īʿī missionaries ( duʿāt ) and who, without exhibiting the least spirit of compromise, successfuily managed to oppose the progress of Muʿtazilite and semi-Muʿtazilite-inspired theology ( kalām ).


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Laoust, H., “al-Barbahārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1224>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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