Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Kūfa Date of Death: 825 Place of Death: Medina
Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā was remembered as an agent and defender of the Shīʿī Imamate against the claims of the Sunnī caliphs and their cohorts; as a secretary for encounters between Imāms and various interlocutors; and as a respected companion of Imāms, particularly ʿAlī l-Riḍā, and ḥadīth transmitter in the Shīʿī tradition. It is primarily the ḥad…
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“Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā Abū Muḥammad al-Bajalī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23633>