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al-Dūryastī, the name of a Imāmī Shiʿi family distinguished in the fields of ḥadīth and jurisprudence from the 4th–6th/10th–12th centuries.

Yāqūt (2/621) provides an accurate version of this name ‘Dūryast’ and refers to it as that of a village in the vicinity of Rayy. This is corroborated by the nisba al-Rāzī that is given to some members of the family (Ibn Nuqṭa, 3/295; Ibn Ḥajar, 3/269). In some sources the distorted forms of al-Dūyasī and al-Dūrī are given (Ibn Ḥajar, 3/269; al-Ṣarīfīnī, 261). Al-Shūshtarī affirms that Dūryast was pronounced…

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Ahmad Pakatchi, “al-Dūryastī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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