al-Ahdal, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Sulaymān
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Al-Ahdal, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Sulaymān (d. 1250/1835), was a leading scholar of ḥadīth and the muftī of the city of Zabīd in Yemen. He was a scion of a noted family of Shāfiʿī sayyids from the village of al-Marāwiʿa in the Yemeni Tihāma. At first he studied with his father, Sulaymān b. Yaḥyā, who was considered Yemen's undisputed ḥadīth scholar in his day. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān then studied with other Tihāma-based scholars as well as with teachers in the Zaydī highlands and in the Ḥijāz. He received ijāzas from, and issued them to, a remarkable number of scholars from every corner of the …

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Haykel, Bernard, “al-Ahdal, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Sulaymān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004150171, 2007, 2007-1

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