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al-Bāṭirqānī, Abū Bakr b. Faḍl b. Muḥammad (372–460/982–1068), was a Qurʾān reader (qāriʾ ) and traditionist (muḥaddith) from Iṣfahān. His nisba is from Bāṭirqān, a district near Iṣfahān’s Ḥasanābād gate, which is now within the city limits. The first unambiguous report regarding his education goes back to the year 387/997, when he would have been fifteen years old; it states that he studied Qurʾān recitation in Iṣfahān under the talented reciter Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Azīz al-Kisāʾī (see al-Dhahabī, Maʿrifa, 1/342; Ibn al-Jazarī, 1/96…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Khaleeli, Alexander, “al-Bāṭirqānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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