al-S̲h̲arīf al-Raḍī
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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan Muḥammad b. Abī Aḥmad al-Ḥusayn b. Mūsā, was born in Bag̲h̲dād in 359/970, of an illustrious and highly sophisticated ʿAlīd family, and died in 406/1016. His lineage dated back to al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, through Mūsā al-Kāẓim [q.v.], the seventh S̲h̲īʿī Imām, whence his nisba s al-Mūsawī al-ʿAlawī.

His father Abū Aḥmad al-Ṭāhir (not Abū Ṭāhir, as Krenkow writes in EI 1, vol. IV, 329), D̲h̲u ’l-Manāḳib (“the pure man of noble qualities”) as the Būyid amīr s dubbed him, was born in 304/916-17. He was a distinguished man who was extremely influential, both in the c…

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Djebli, Moktar, “al-S̲h̲arīf al-Raḍī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1042>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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