Wakīʿ
(370 words)

b. al-Ḏj̲arrāḥ b. Malīḥ al-Ruʾāsī, Abū Sufyān, famous ʿIrāḳī traditionist, b. Kūfa 129/746, where his father was head of the bayt al-māl , d. at Fayd [q.v. in Suppl.] on the Pilgrimage route in 197/812.

He was schooled in the Islamic sciences, above all ḥadīt̲h̲, through his father, and transmitted not only from this last but also from many ʿIrāḳī and nonʿIrāḳī scholars of the 2nd/8th century, such as Ismāʿīl b. Abī K̲h̲ālid, ʿIkrima b. ʿAmmār, al-Aʿmas̲h̲, al-Awzāʿī and Mālik, amongst the long list given by Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar, Tahd̲h̲īb , xi, 124-5, together with another list of the sc…

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Khoury, R.G., “Wakīʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7835>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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