al-S̲h̲īrāzī
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, al-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Imām Abū Isḥāḳ, Ibrāhīm b. ʿAlī b. Yūsuf al-Fīrūzābādī, eminent jurist whose work constitutes one of the major reference sources of the S̲h̲āfiʿī school [see al-s̲h̲āfiʿiyya ]. 1. Biography

Of decidedly humble origins, Abu Isḥāḳ al-S̲h̲īrāzī (“al-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Abū Isḥāḳ” in classical Islamic literature) was born in Persia, at Fīrūzābād in the vicinity of S̲h̲īrāz, in 393/1003. Regarding the early years of his life, the biographers have nothing to say. From 410/1019 to 415/1024 he pursued a legal education—whic…

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Chaumont, E., “al-S̲h̲īrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1060>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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