Ibn Mujāhid
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Abū Bakr Aḥmad b. Mūsā b. al-ʿAbbās Ibn Mujāhid al-Baghdādī al-ʿAṭashī (b. 245/859–60, d. 324/936) was a prominent figure in Qurʾānic recitation and the founder of the system of the seven canonical readings of the Qurʾān (al-qirāʾāt al-sabʿ). His Kitāb al-sabʿa fī l-qirāʾāt was a tour de force in the field of the variant readings of the Qurʾān and immediately became the prototype of all subsequent works in qirāʾāt, up to the present day. During his lifetime, Ibn Mujāhid’s fame as an unrivalled master of qirāʾāt attracted Muslims throughout the Islamic world to Baghdad to study Q…

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Nasser, Shady H., “Ibn Mujāhid”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30888>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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