Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-ʿUtbī
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, Abū Naṣr Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Ḏj̲abbār, the author of the Kitāb al-Yamīnī, was born at Raiy about the year 350 (961). He left his home in early youth and came to live in Ḵh̲urāsān with his maternal uncle Abū Naṣr al-ʿUtbī who held an important post under the Sāmānids. After the death of Abū Naṣr, al-ʿUtbī served as secretary first to Abū ʿAlī Sīmd̲j̲ūrī, the commander of the army of Ḵh̲urāsān from 378 to 383 (988—993), then for a short time to S̲h̲ams al-Maʿālī Ḳābūs who was living as an exile in Ḵh̲ur…

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Nazim, M., “al-ʿUtbī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5911>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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