Ibn Abi ’l-ʿAwd̲j̲aʾ
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ʿAbd al-Karīm , a notorious crypto-Manichean ( zindīḳ , [q.v.]), belonging to a great family (he was the maternal uncle of Maʿn b. Zāʾida [q.v.]). According to the most reliable information, he lived first at Baṣra, where (although even this is doubtful) he is supposed to have been a disciple of Ḥasan al-Baṣrī [q.v.], from whom he parted on account of the latter’s doctrinal inconsistency regarding the problem of freewill and determinism. What is more certain is that he frequented a very mixed milieu, rubbing shoulders with Muʿtazilis such as ʿAmr b. ʿUbayd and Wāṣil b. ʿAtāʾ [qq.v.], with p…

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Vajda, G., “Ibn Abi ’l-ʿAwd̲j̲aʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3041>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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