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Abū l-Hudā al-Ṣayyādī
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Abū l-Hudā al-Ṣayyādī (1850–1909), the eponym by which Muḥammad b. Ḥasan Wādī al-Ṣayyādī is more commonly known, was born in Khān Shaykhūn, a small village in northern Syria. Although he came from a poor family, he managed to establish contacts in influential scholarly and political circles in Damascus, Aleppo, and Istanbul during his adolescence. With the support of these people he was made naqīb al-ashrāf of Aleppo at the strikingly young age of twenty-four. In 1879 he became religious adviser to the young Sulṭān ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd II. Abū l-Hudā spent the rest…

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Eich, Thomas, “Abū l-Hudā al-Ṣayyādī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0028>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3

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