Dāwūd al-Ṭāʾī
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Dāwūd al-Ṭāʾī, Abū Sulaymān Dāwūd b. Nuṣayr al-Ṭāʾī al-Kūfī (d. 160 or 165/777 or 782) was a Sufi and ḥadīth scholar. He was Kūfan, and received his epithet ‘al-Ṭāʾī’ from the tribe of Ṭayyiʾ, which was part of the Kahlān branch of the tribal confederation of Qaḥṭān (Ibn Qutayba, al-Maʿārif, 515; Ibn Saʿd, 6/367; al-Samʿānī, 8/187).

Nothing is known of his childhood and youth, except that he studied various disciplines in his hometown of Kūfa. He studied jurisprudence (fiqh) with the founder of the Ḥanafī school of law, Abū Ḥanīfa (q.v.), and became so proficient in it th…

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Hasan Mahdipur and with additions by Shahram Khodaverdian, “Dāwūd al-Ṭāʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036082>
First published online: 2017

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