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, the nisba of two noted K̲h̲urāsānian scholars.

1. Abu ’l-Ḳāsim ʿAbd al-Karīm b. Hawāzin , theologian and mystic. He was born in 376/986 in Ustuwā (the region of actual Ḳūčān [q.v.] on the upper Atrak), the son of a man of Arab descent (from B. Ḳus̲h̲ayr) and a woman from an Arab (from B. Sulaym) dihḳān family. He got the education of a country squire of the time: adab , the Arabic language, chivalry ( furūsiyya ) and weaponry ( istiʿmāl al-silāḥ ). When as a young man he came to Naysābūr with the intention to get the taxes on one of his villages reduced, he became acquainted with the Ṣūfī s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Ab…

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Halm, H., “al-Ḳus̲h̲ayrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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