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Fayḍ- i Kās̲h̲ānī
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, the pseudonym by which Muḥammad b. Murtaḍā, called Mawlā Muḥsin, one of the most prolific S̲h̲īʿī theologians of his time, is better-known. He was a poet, philosopher, expert on ḥadīt̲h̲ and skilled authority on S̲h̲īʿī law; his mind dominated most of the religious sciences of his time, and his writings touched on several differing domains.

The exact date of his birth is unknown, but he died in 1091/1680 at an advanced age, so that he must have been born, in the town of Ḳum(m), in ca. 1007/1598. After initial studies in his natal town, he left for S̲h̲īrāz to hear the lectures …

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Achena, M., “Fayḍ-i Kās̲h̲ānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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