Ḍirār b. ʿAmr
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, Abū ʿAmr al-G̲h̲aṭafānī al-Kūfī (ca. 110-200/ca. 728-815), important Muʿtazilī theologian, disciple of Wāṣil b. ʿAṭāʾ (d. 131/749). In contrast to many other early Muʿtazilīs, he was of pure Arab extraction; he belonged to the ʿAbd Allāh b. G̲h̲aṭafān in Kūfa. He founded his prestige, however, through his teaching in Baṣra where Wāṣil had lived. By profession he is said to have been a ḳāḍī . After 170/786 we find him in Bag̲h̲dād in the circle of the Barmakids, where he took part, together with His̲h̲ām b. al-Ḥakam, the Ibāḍī scholar ʿAbd Allāh b. Yazīd, t…

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van Ess, J., “Ḍirār b. ʿAmr”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8476>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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