al-Dārimī, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh
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al-Dārimī, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Tamīmī al-Samarqandī (181–255/797–869), a Muslim ḥadīth scholar and jurist of Persian origin, as well as the author of a Sunan, one of the canonical Sunni ḥadīth collections. As his nisba ‘al-Dārimī’ indicates, he was a client of the Banū Dārim b Mālik and his family’s roots were in Samarqand (al-Samʿānī, 2/441; al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 12/224). Al-Dārimī writes that he was born in the year that the famous muḥaddith and scholar Ibn Mubārak died, i.e. in 181/797 (al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 12/228).

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, “al-Dārimī, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2017

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