ʿIkrima
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, a distinguished member of the generation of Successors ( tābiʿūn ), and one of the main transmitters of the traditional interpretation of the Ḳurʾān attributed to Ibn ʿAbbās. He was a slave of Ibn ʿAbbās, to whom he was supposed to have been given when he was governor of Baṣra, and manumitted by his son ʿAlī; he is therefore also often called a mawlā of Ibn ʿAbbās. He is sometimes counted among the Successors of Mecca, sometimes among those of Medina. He travelled a good deal, and his presence is attested in Mecca and Medina, Egypt, Syria, Yaman, Kūfa and …

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Schacht, J., “ʿIkrima”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3520>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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