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Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq
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Jaʿfar  al-Ṣādiq (“the trustworthy”) (c. 83-148/702-65) is the sixth Imām of the Twelver branch of Shīʿī Islam (the Ithnā ʿashariyya), often simply referred to as the Shīʿa, and the eponym of the Twelver school of law (the Jaʿfarī madhhab). He is the most important figure connected with the propagation of a specifically Shīʿī corpus of ḥadīth (“tra…

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Buckley, Ron P., “Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_051589>
First published online: 2018

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