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al-Daylamī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan
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Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-Daylamī (d. 711/1311–2) was a Zaydī and Ṣūfī scholar. He was born in the Caspian region, a historical centre of Zaydism since the establishment of the community’s first Imāmate in 250/864. The date of his birth is unknown. He travelled to Yemen—which had, by the sixth/twelfth century, become the cultural centre of Zaydism—and sojourned in Ṣanʿāʾ during the reign of the Imām al-Mahdī li-Dīn Allāh Muḥammad b. Muṭahhar (d. 728/1328).

During his residence in Yemen, al-Daylamī wrote Qawāʿid ʿaqāʾid Āl Muḥammad (“Fundamentals of the beliefs of the family of M…

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Thiele, Jan, “al-Daylamī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25953>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004252677, 2013, 2013-2

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