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al-Samʿānī
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, Abū Saʿd (incorrectly Saʿīd) ʿAbd al-Karīm b. Abī Bakr Muḥammad b. Abi ’l-Muẓaffar (al-)Manṣūr al-Tamīmī al-Marwazī al-S̲h̲afiʿī, Tād̲j̲ al-Islām (al-Dīn) Ḳiwām al-Dīn, also known as Ibn al-Samʿānī (Samʿān/Simʿān, in the long, incomplete genealogy, being a branch of the tribe of Tamīm), important Arab biographer.

Born in Marw on Monday, 21 S̲h̲aʿbān 506/10 February 1113, he died there on Monday, 1 Rabīʿ I 562/26 December 1166. He was born into a learned family (for his father [466-510/1074-1116] see Ziriklī, vii, 112, and for his grandfather [426-89/1036-96] ibid., vii, 303-4).…

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Sellheim, R., “al-Samʿānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0994>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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