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Abū Dāwūd Sulaymān ibn al-Ashʿath al-Sijistānī
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Abū Dāwūd al-Sijistānī

Date of Birth: 817

Place of Birth: Sijistān (eastern Iran)

Date of Death: 889

Place of Death: Basra


Abū Dāwūd is best known as the compiler of the Kitāb al-sunan, one of the six Sunnī canonical collections of ḥadīth. He came from the province of Sijistān in eastern Iran, and after much traveling settled in Basra, where he came to be deeply respected for his learning in his subje…

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Thomas, David, “Abū Dāwūd Sulaymān ibn al-Ashʿath al-Sijistānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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