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, abū bakr ʿāṣim b. bahdala abi ’l-nad̲j̲d̲j̲ūd al-asadī , a mawlā of the Banī Ḏj̲ud̲h̲ayma of the Asad. Some say Bahdala was his mother’s name and his father’s name ʿAbd Allāh, though he was known Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲d̲j̲ūd. He is said to have been a dealer in wheat ( ḥannāṭ ) who succeeded as-Sulamī as head of the Kūfan School of Ḳurʾān Readers, where his preeminence in Ḳūrʾānic studies secured him a place as one of the Seven Readers whose systems became canonical. Indeed through his pupil Ḥafṣ [q.v.] his system of pointing and vowelling the Ḳurʾānic text has become the textus receptus in Islam. He …

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Jeffery, A., “ʿĀṣim”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0801>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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