Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Yaḥyā b. Ādam
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b. Sulaimān, a Muslim student of religion. His full name was Abū Zakarīyāʾ; as mawlā of a descendant of ʿUḳba b. Abī Muʿaiṭ he bore the nisba’s al-Ḳuras̲h̲ī and al-Umawī (al-Mak̲h̲zūmī in al-Nawawī is a mistake); his other nisba al-Kūfī shows that he belonged to or lived in Kūfa. His father is mentioned among the traditionists of Kūfa (Ibn Saʿd, vi. 133; al-Nawawī). Nothing is known of his career except the statement that he never studied under his father. To judge from the dates of death of his oldest s̲h̲aik̲h̲s he must have been …

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Schacht, Joseph, “Yaḥyā b. Ādam”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5998>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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