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Ibn Bābawayh
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Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Ḥusayn ibn Bābawayh al-Qummī, Ibn Bābūya, al-Shaykh al-Ṣadūq

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly 923

Place of Birth: Unknown, maybe Khurāsān

Date of Death: 991-92

Place of Death: Rayy


    Although he is regarded as one of the major Shīʿī theologians and muḥaddiths, few details about Ibn Bābawayh’s life are known. Ibn al-Nadīm says that he was the son of an acknowledged Shīʿī authority, …

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Thomas, David, “Ibn Bābawayh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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