al-Sulamī
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, Abu ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn al-Azdī al-Sulamī al-Naysābūrī, important Ṣūfī hagiographer and Ḳurʾān commentator. He was born at Nīs̲h̲āpūr (Naysābūr) in 325/937 or 330/942 and died in the same city in 412/1021. He belonged to the tribe of the Azd on his father’s side and to that of the Sulaym on his mother’s. When al-Sulamī’s father left Nīs̲h̲āpūr to settle at Mecca, al-Sulamī’s education was entrusted to his maternal grandfather, Abū ʿAmr Ismāʿīl b. Nud̲j̲ayd (d. 366/976-7), who was a disciple of Abū ʿUt̲h̲mān al-Ḥīrī (d. 298/910), a S̲h̲āfiʿī scholar of ḥadīt̲h̲ and an …

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Böwering, G., “al-Sulamī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7147>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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