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al-Naḍr b. S̲h̲umayl
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b. K̲h̲aras̲h̲a al-Māzinī, Abu ’l-Ḥasan, Arab scholar who, born in Marw al-Rūd̲h̲ in 122/740, was brought up at Baṣra.

He led a miserable life there, but was able to derive instruction from the most famous masters of the time (see Pellat, Milieu , passim ), notably al-K̲h̲alīl b. Aḥmad [q.v.], whose K. al-ʿAyn he was to enrich by an introduction. He probably lived for some time (allegedly 40 years, which must be an exaggeration) among the Bedouins, whom he was also able to question at the Mirbad [q.v.]. He was interested in the various branches of knowledge cultivated in his time …

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Pellat, Ch., “al-Naḍr b. S̲h̲umayl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5731>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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