Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Zanjānī
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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Zanjānī, the son of Mīrzā Naṣr Allāh, Shaykh al-Islām (1309–Jumādā II 1360/1892–July 1941), was a jurist, commentator on the Qurʾān, and important contemporary Iranian writer.

He was born in Zanjān into an educated family of experts in law. His father, Mīrzā Naṣr Allāh, had the position of Shaykh al-Islām in Zanjān (Mushār, 2/3323). In Zanjān Abū ʿAbd Allāh stud-ied the standard curriculum of the time. Between 1326/1908 and 1329/1911, he particularly benefited from Mīrzā Ibrāhīm Zanjānī Falakī's te…

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Sajjadi, Seyyed Jaʿfar and Pak, Nacim, “Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Zanjānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0034>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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