ABŪ ŠOJĀʿ EṢFAHĀNĪ, QĀŻĪ TAQĪ-AL-DĪN AḤMAD B. AL-ḤASAN (or B. AL-ḤOSAYN) B. AḤMAD AL-ʿABBĀDĀNĪ, 434-500/1042-43 to 1106, Shafeʿite jurist. He was born in Baṣra; his father was from ʿAbbādān and his grandfather from Isfahan. Abū Šoǰāʿ taught Shafeʿite law in his native city for over forty years. He edited a summary of the subject which was widely used and highly esteemed; it was later often versified and made the object of commentaries. This handbook is known by various titles: Moḵtaṣar fi’l-feqh ʿalā maḏhab al-emām al-Šāfeʿī, Ḡāyat al-eḵteṣār, al-Taqrīb fi’l-feqh.


Yāqūt, s.v. ʿAbbādān. Sobkī, Ṭabaqāt2 VI, p. 15.

Ḥāǰǰī Ḵalīfa, Kašf al-ẓonūn (Leipzig), p. 1625.


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ابوشجاع اصفهانی aboushoja isfahani aboushoja isfaahani aboushojaa isfaahani
aboushojaa isfahani aboushoja isfahaney aboshoja esfahany aboshoja esfaahny
aboshojaa esfaahny      


(H. Halm)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Last Updated: July 21, 2011

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