al-Ṭūsī
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, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī Abū D̲j̲aʿfar, Imāmī S̲h̲īʿī scholar, b. Ramaḍān 385/995 in Ṭūs, d. 459 or 460/1066-7 in Nad̲j̲af.

After completing his preliminary studies, in 408/1017 he left K̲h̲urāsān, fundamentally S̲h̲āfiʿī and to an increasing degree controlled by the G̲h̲aznawid Maḥmūd, in favour of Bag̲h̲dād, where the S̲h̲īʿī Buwayhids were dominant. There, he studied under leading Imāmī masters including Abu ’l-Ḥasan Ibn Abī D̲j̲ūd, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Mūsā al-Ahwāzī, al-G̲h̲aḍāʾirī, Ibn ʿAbdūn, and, in par…

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Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali, “al-Ṭūsī”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7653>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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