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Muḥammad b. Zayd
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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. Zayd b. Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl (d. 287/900), a Zaydī dāʿī (summoner) in Ṭabaristān (in northern Iran), was a descendant of al-Ḥasan b. Zayd b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (al-Bukhārī, 27; al-ʿUmarī, 218–9I; Ibn ʿInaba, 92–3). He fought many battles under the banner of his brother al-Ḥasan b. Zayd. The latter established a daʿwa (proselytising mission) in Ṭabaristān in 250/864–5 and ruled there under the title of al-Dāʿī ilā l-Ḥaqq (the summoner for truth). On his deathbed in Āmul, al-Ḥasan asked his son-in-law Abū l-Ḥusayn Aḥma…

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Jarrar, Maher, “Muḥammad b. Zayd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36638>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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