al-Marg̲h̲īnānī
(773 words)

, the name of two families of Ḥanafī lawyers; the nisba comes from their native town and the scene of their activities, Marg̲h̲īnān [q.v.] in Farg̲h̲āna.

I. 1. The most important was Burhān al-Dīn Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Abī Bakr b. ʿAbd al-D̲j̲alīl al-Farg̲h̲ānī al-Marg̲h̲īnānī , the author of the

celebrated Hidāya . He acquired his knowledge on his travels, then still the usual way of studying in Islam. His principal teachers were Nad̲j̲m al-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Nasafī (d. 537/1142-3), al-Ṣadr al-S̲h̲ahīd Ḥusām al-Dīn ʿUmar…

Cite this page
Heffening, W., “al-Marg̲h̲īnānī”, 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_COM_0685>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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