ABŪ BAKR MOḤAMMAD B. AL-YAMĀN AL-SAMARQANDĪ (d. 268/881), a Hanafite jurist about whose life the available sources furnish no information. It seems that he combined both feqh and kalām and that he paved the way for his famous compatriot Abū Manṣūr Mātorīdī (q.v., d. 333/1041). The sources mention the titles of four of his works: 1. al-Eʿteṣām (on Hadith), 2. al-Radd ʿalā al-Karrāmīya, 3. al-Anwār, and 4. Maʿālem al-dīn. Of the last, there is a copy in Mašhad.
Ebn Abi’l-Wafāʾ, al-Jawāher II, p. 144.
Ebn Qoṭlūboḡā, Tāǰ al-tarāǰem, ed. G. Flügel, AKM 2/3, 1882, p. 50.
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Baḡdādī, Hadīyat al-ʿārefīn II, p. 17.
Brockelmann, GAL S. I, p. 342.
Sezgin, GAS I, p. 600.
Zereklī, Aʿlām VIII, p. 20.
Kaḥḥāla, XII, p. 120.
Originally Published: December 15, 1983
Last Updated: July 19, 2011
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I. Abbas, “ABŪ BAKR SAMARQANDĪ,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/3, pp. 264-265; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abu-bakr-mohammad-b-2 (accessed on 30 January 2014).