Abū Mūsā al-Murdār
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Abū Mūsā al-Murdār, ʿĪsā b. Ṣabīḥ (d. 226/841), was a Muʿtazilī theologian and one of the founders of the Baghdad School of kalām, whose followers were called the Murdāriyya. The (Persian) appellation murdār (lit. corpse), which is given in numerous sources (Ibn al-Rāwandī, 127; al-Sīrāfī, 47; al-Baghdādī, al-Farq, 100; al-Samʿānī, 12/187), was recorded in different forms (see al-Jāḥiẓ, al-Burṣān, 89; al-Masʿūdī, 7/233; al-Qāḍī ʿAbd al-Jabbār, 277; Ibn Ḥazm, 2/513; Ibn Ḥajar, 4/398). The…

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Javad Anvari, Mohammad, Bernjian, Farhoud and Negahban, Farzin, “Abū Mūsā al-Murdār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0111>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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