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al-Bukhārī, ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn

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Author(s): Brodersen, Angelika
ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Aḥmad al-Bukhārī al-Ḥanafī al-Zāhid (d. 12 Jumāda II 546/26 September 1151, in Bukhārā) was a Ḥanafī jurist (faqīh), theologian (mutakallim), and commentator of the Qurʾān (mufassir). He is one of those Islamic scholars who were well known and appreciated during their lifetimes and for a time afterwards but then fell into oblivion. The sources, which mostly repeat information from al-Samʿānī (d. 562/1166), describe ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn (also named al-Zāhid al-Aʿlā) as an excellent and versatile—reading mutafanninan instead of mufti…
Date: 2021-07-19