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Ibn Ḥibbān
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, Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Ḥibbān al-Tamīmī al-Bustī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , traditionist. He was born at Bust [q.v.] ca. 270/883-4 into a family of Arab descent (see his pedigree in Yāḳūt, i, 613 and Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar, Lisān al-Mīzān , v, 114). He travelled in search of traditions through many countries from Transoxania to Egypt (list of places and scholars visited, in Yāḳūt, i, 613-5). Of his teachers none had a greater influence upon him than Abū Bakr Ibn K̲h̲uzavma al-S̲h̲āfiʿī of Nīsābūr who taught him how to ascertain the true meaning of a tr…

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Fück, J.W., “Ibn Ḥibbān”, 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 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3199>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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