al-Zuhrī
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, Ibn S̲h̲ihāb , i.e. Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Muslim b. ʿUbayd Allāh b. ʿAbd Allāh b. S̲h̲ihāb, d. 124/742, one of the founders of Islamic tradition in the widest sense of the word. The source material about him includes both biographical data and instructive anecdotes; the latter reflect both admiration for his achievement and criticism of his links with the Umayyads and of some laxity on his part regarding the transmission of ḥadīt̲h̲ .

Al-Zuhrīʾ s first tutor ( muʾaddib ) was probably the mawlā [q.v.] Ṣāliḥ b. Kaysān al-Madanī. From ʿAbd Allāh b. T̲h̲aʿlaba b. Ṣuʿayr al-ʿUd̲h̲rī [see ʿud̲h̲ra…

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Lecker, M., “al-Zuhrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8204>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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