Ibn K̲h̲ayyāṭ al-ʿUṣfurī
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, K̲h̲alīfa , d. 240/854, generally known as S̲h̲abāb, was a prominent chronicler and genealogist who specialized in the study of tradition ( muḥaddit̲h̲ ). Little is known about his life. He seems to have lived for about 80 years. He was born in Baṣra, and it would appear that he was educated and also taught exclusively in his native city, not travelling to other cities as was then customary. This is indicated by the fact that al-K̲h̲aṭīb al-Bag̲h̲dādī does not mention him in his History of Bag̲h̲dād, nor does any ot…

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Zakkar, S., “Ibn K̲h̲ayyāṭ al-ʿUṣfurī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3256>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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