al-Faḍl b. Shādhān
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al-Faḍl b. Shādhān, Abū Muḥammad al-Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīsābūrī (d. 260/874) was an Imāmī traditionist, jurist and theologian. There is very little that can be known about his life in terms of precise details, and accounts regarding him contain contradictions that are somewhat difficult to resolve. It appears that he was originally from Nīsābūr in Khurāsān, but his nisba suggests his lineage is traceable to the Arab tribe of Azd. His father, Shādhān b. Khalīl, was also an important Imāmī traditionis…

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Ahmad Pakatchi, “al-Faḍl b. Shādhān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036102>
First published online: 2017



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