ʿUrwa b. al-Zubayr
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b. al-ʿAwwām al-Ḳuras̲h̲ī al-Asadī al-Madanī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh, eminent traditionist, one of the Seven Jurists of Medina [see fuḳahāʾ al-madīna al-sabʿa , in Suppl.], founder of historical study in Islam. He was born in Medina, very likely in 23/643-4 and died there, probably in 93/711-2 or 94/712-13. He was the son of the eminent Companion al-Zubayr b. al-ʿAwwām [q.v.] and of Asmāʾ [q.v.], daughter of the first caliph Abū Bakr and sister of the Prophet’s wife, ʿĀʾis̲h̲a. The countercaliph ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Zubayr [q.v.], his full brother, was his senior by twenty years.

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Schoeler, G., “ʿUrwa b. al-Zubayr”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1305>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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