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al-Jīzī
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Abū Muḥammad al-Rabīʿ b. Sulaymān b. Dāʾūd al-Azdī al-Jīzī (d. 256/870) was a student of the famous jurist Muḥammad b. Idrīs al-Shāfiʿī (d. 204/820). He studied under al-Shāfiʿī in al-Fusṭāṭ and died and was buried in Giza (hence his nisba al-Jīzī). He related the legal opinions of al-Shāfiʿī as well as those of the jurist ʿAbdallāh b. ʿAbd al-Ḥakam (d. 214/829), a student of Mālik b. Anas (d. 179/795) and associate of al-Shāfiʿī. Al-Jīzī was better known as a ḥadīth transmitter, however, and narrated ḥadīth on the authority of al-Shāfiʿī and others, such as ʿAbdallāh b. Wahb (…

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Saba, Elias, “al-Jīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32839>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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