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Ibn Abī Laylā
(826 words)

, appellation of two persons who figure in the early history of Islam.


Abū ʿĪsā ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Abī Laylā (= Yasār or Dāwūd) b. Bilāl b. Uḥayḥa b. al-D̲j̲ulāḥ al-Anṣārī , tābiʿī of Kūfa, who was born in 17/638. He collected traditions which he heard from ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib and other Companions, was present, on ʿ Alī’s side, in the battle of the Camel [see al-d̲j̲amal ], and took part in the revolt of Ibn al-As̲h̲ʿat̲h̲ [q.v.]. There are varying accounts of how he lost his life. In isnād s, where he figures as one of the first links after the Companions, …

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Pellat, Ch. and Schacht, J., “Ibn Abī Laylā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0310>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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