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Anṣārī, Murtaḍā b. Muḥammad
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Murtaḍā (Murtazā) b. Muḥammad Amīn al-Anṣārī (1214–81/1799–1864) was an Imāmī “model for emulation” (marjaʿ al-taqlīd). Born in Dizfūl, in the southwest of Iran, he received his first instruction in traditional Islamic sciences in his native town from the ʿālim al-Shaykh al-Ḥusayn al-Anṣārī, his paternal uncle. At the age of eighteen, during a pilgrimage to Karbalāʾ in the company of his father, his rhetorical talents and legal knowledge were acknowledged by the great mujtahid (a jurist deemed qualified to form his own judgments on sharīʿa, based on ijtihād (personal effort)) Muḥ…

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Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali, “Anṣārī, Murtaḍā b. Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26346>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004171374, 2008, 2008-2



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