EBN MARDAWAYH (Mardūya), AHMAD b. Mūsā b. Mardawayh b. Fūrak Eṣfahānī, scholar of Isfahan in the Buyid period (323-410/935-1019), who wrote in the fields of tradition, tafsīr (Koranic exegsis), history, and geography. He studied Hadith in Iraq and in his native town and was the pupil of such leading traditionists as Ebn Manda and Abū Sahl Qaṭṭān. His Koran commentary is lost but is quoted in Ebn Ḥajar’s Eṣāba; his selections from the Ṣaḥīhṟ of Boḵārī appear likewise to be lost. But his Amālī, a work on the traditionists of Baṣra, and a geographical work called Moʿjam al-boldān, survive in manuscript, as yet unpublished.


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(C. Edmund Bosworth)

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