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Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Sayyār ibn Hānī l-Naẓẓām
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Date of Birth: Latter part of 8th c.

Place of Birth: Basra

Date of Death: 836 or 845

Place of Death: Baghdad


Al-Naẓẓām was born in Basra and lived there until 818, when he was called to Baghdad by al-Maʾmūn. In Basra he is said to have studied under Hishām ibn al-Ḥakam, Abū l-Hudhayl (q.v.) and Ḍirār ibn ʿAmr (q.v.). He in turn was teacher of al-Jāḥiẓ, who regarded him as the most i…

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Thomas, David, “Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Sayyār ibn Hānī l-Naẓẓām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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