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Ibn al-Wazīr

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Author(s): Hoover, Jon
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 …
Date: 2020-12-18