al-Wāḥidī
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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Mattūya al-Mattūyī (Mattuwī) al-Naysābūrī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī, Arab philologist and Ḳurʾān scholar.

He was descended from a family of merchants from Sāwa [q.v.] who were very likely originally Christians. He was born in Naysābūr (Nīs̲h̲āpūr), and died there after a long illness in advanced age in D̲j̲umādā II 468/January-February 1076, highly venerated as ustād̲h̲ ʿaṣrihī “the master of his age”. Still a boy, he took part in teaching sessions on adab and naḥw , and attended classes in the large law schools of his native city. Fina…

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Sellheim, R., “al-Wāḥidī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7822>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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