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Ibn al-Wazīr
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Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Wazīr al-Yamanī (775–840/1374–1436), also known as Ibn al-Wazīr, was a Yemeni theologian and legal theorist of Zaydī Shīʿī background who did not affiliate with any legal school (madhhab). The family name al-Wazīr derives from an ancestor several generations earlier who held an administrative position as a vizier (wazīr). Ibn al-Wazīr was born in Rajab 775/January 1374 in the northern highlands of Yemen. He was educated in Zaydī Shīʿism, especially Muʿtazilī kalām theology and legal theory, but also turned to Sunnī ḥadīth collections and Ṣūfism early in …

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Hoover, Jon, “Ibn al-Wazīr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40888>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004435957, 20210501, 2021-3



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