al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr
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al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr Aḥmad b. Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī al-Khusrawjirdī (384–458/994–1066), renowned Sunni ḥadīth scholar who sought to reconcile the jurisprudence of the Shāfiʿī madhhab and Ashʿarī theological doctrine in line with the Ahl al-Ḥadīth school of thought.

Al-Bayhaqī’s family originated from Shāmakān, near Nīsābūr, but he himself was born at Bayhaq (al-Bayhaqī, ʿAlī, 184). From his early yout…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Waley, M.I., “al-Bayhaqī, Abū Bakr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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