Abū ʿUbayd al-Qāsim b. Sallām
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Abū ʿUbayd al-Qāsim b. Sallām al-Harawī or al-Baghdādī (154–224/770–838) was an Arab philologist and the author of many standard works on lexicography, Qurʾānic sciences, ḥadīth, and fiqh. He was born in Herat, the son of a Byzantine slave. He left his native town and studied philology in Basra under scholars such as al-Aṣmaʿī (d. 213/828), Abū ʿUbayda (d. c.210/825), and Abū Zayd al-Anṣārī (d. 214 or 215/830–1), and in Kufa under, among others, Abū ʿAmr al-Shaybānī (d. c.210/825), al-Kisāʾī (d. c.189/805), al-Farrāʾ (d.…

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Weipert, Reinhard, “Abū ʿUbayd al-Qāsim b. Sallām”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0297>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004161658, 2008, 2008-1



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