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al-Muʾayyad al-Shīrāzī
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Al-Muʾayyad fī l-Dīn Abū Naṣr Hibatallāh b. Abī ʿImrān Mūsā b. Dāʾūd al-Shīrāzī (d. 470/1078), was chief dāʿī (agent of the religious, educational, and political mission, the daʿwa) under the Fāṭimid imām-caliph al-Mustanṣir (r. 427–87/1036–94), and he held the rank directly below the imām in the spiritual hierarchy. He was a renowned scholar and poet—his magnum opus is al-Majālis al-Muʾayyadiyya, a compendium of eight hundred lectures on symbolic interpretation (taʾwīl) of the Qurʾān, ḥadīth, and sharīʿa.

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Qutbuddin, Tahera, “al-Muʾayyad al-Shīrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36558>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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