Saʿīd b. D̲j̲ubayr
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b. His̲h̲ām, an early Kūfan scholar of renown in the fields of Ḳurʾān recitation and exegesis, jurisprudence and ḥadīt̲h̲ . He was a mawlā of the Banū Wāliba b. al-Ḥārit̲h̲, a branch of the Banū Asad b. K̲h̲uzayma. If the biographical traditions which say that he studied with Ibn ʿAbbās and Ibn ʿUmar are reliable, then he brought early Meccan and Medinan scholarship to Kūfa. There he had a circle of students but also held government positions. He functioned as secretary for two of the ḳāḍī s of Kūfa. When al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲, the Umayyad governor of ʿIrāḳ, sent ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. …

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Motzki, H., “Saʿīd b. D̲j̲ubayr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8877>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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