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Al-Aḥwal, Abū l-ʿAbbās Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan b. Dīnār al-Hāshimī (d. 259/873?), was a lexicographer and an expert in poetry who spent most of his life in Baghdad. He was born in Baghdad shortly after 200/815. He transmitted poetry from Abū ʿUthmān Saʿdān b. al-Mubārak al-Ḍarīr (d. 220/835), Muḥammad b. Ziyād Ibn al-Aʿrābī (d. 231/846), and Abū l-Ḥasan al-Athram (d. 232/846), and became the teacher of prominent disciples, above all al-Yazīdī (d. 310/922), ʿAlī b. Sulaymān, known as al-Akhfash al-Aṣghar (d. 315/927), and Nifṭawayh (d. 323/935). He earned his living as a bookseller (warrāq…

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Weipert, Reinhard, “al-Aḥwal”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35283>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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