al-Bazanṭī
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al-Bazanṭī, Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Abī Naṣr (152–221/769–836), an early Kūfan Imāmī scholar, a companion of Mūsā al-Kāẓim, ʿAlī al-Riḍā, and Muḥammad al-Jawād al-Taqī, respectively 7th, 8th and 9th in the line of Twelver Shiʿi Imams.

It is reported that his family were clients of the al-Sakūn tribe, and it seems that they were held in high regard by the Imāmīs of Kūfa, including prominent individuals such as al-Bazanṭī’s cousin Ismāʿīl b. Mihrān (al-Ṭūsī, al-Fihrist, 43; idem, al-Ghayba, 71; al-Najāshī, 26, 75, 290; cf. al-Ka…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Asatryan, Mushegh, “al-Bazanṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000117>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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