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Al-Ashʿarī
(849 words)

Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Ismāʿīl ibn Isḥāq al-Ashʿarī

Date of Birth: 873

Place of Birth: Basra

Date of Death: 935

Place of Death: Baghdad

Biography

Al-Ashʿarī was a descendant of the leading Companion of the Prophet, Abū Mūsā l-Ashʿarī. Born in Basra, he became a student of Abū ʿAlī l-Jubbāʾī (q.v.), the leader of the Basra Muʿtazila in the later 9th century, and followed his teacher’s intellectual lead throughout his early life. But then, a…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Ashʿarī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_22565>
First published online: 2010



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