ABŪ ʿAMR AL-MĀZOLĪ, Karrāmī theologian, fl. mid-4th/mid-10th century. Most of the later branches of the Karrāmīya traced themselves back to Ebn Karrām through him; he was the last important representative of the school before the expansion and diversification which occurred under the early Ghaznavids. Nothing is known about Abū ʿAmr’s life or doctrine.


Al-Ḥākem al-Jošamī, Šarḥ ʿoyūn al-masāʾel, MS Leiden Ar. 1942a, fol. 43b.

J. van Ess, Ungenützte Texte zur Karramiya (Sb. Heidelberger Ak. Wiss., Phil-Hist. Kl., 1980, 6), Heidelberg, 1980, index.

(J. van Ess)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Last Updated: July 19, 2011

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J. van Ess, “ABŪ ʿAMR AL-MĀZOLĪ,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/3, p. 359; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abu-amr-al-mazoli-karrami-theologian-fl (accessed on 26 January 2014).