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Sufyan ibn `Uyaynah
country of citizenship:
Umayyad Caliphate, Abbasid Caliphate
student of: Ayoub al-Sakhtiyani, Shu'ba Ibn al-Ḥajjāj, Sulaimān Ibn-Mihrān Al-A’mash, Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri, Sufyan al-Thawri
Abū Muḥammad Sufyān ibn `Uyaynah ibn Maymūn al-Hilālī al-Kūfī (Arabic: ابو محمد سفيان بن عيينة بن ميمون الهلالي الكوفي) (725 – (814-02-25)February 25, 814) was a prominent eighth-century Islamic religious scholar from Mecca. He was from the third generation of Islam referred to as the Tābi`u al-Tābiʻīn, "the followers of the followers". He specialized in the field of hadith and Qur'an exegesis and was described by al-Dhahabī as shaykh al-Islam—a preeminent Islamic authority. Some of his students achieved much renown in their own right, establishing schools of thought that have survived until the present.
Along with Sufyān ibn Sa'īd al-Thawrī and Ṣāliḥ ibn Ḥayy, he was a Zaidiyyah.
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