Muslim Scholar and founder of Thawri Madhhab
Abu Abdullah Sufyan ibn Said ibn Masruq al-Thawri (Arabic: أبو عبد الله سفيان بن سعيد بن مسروق الثوري; 716–778) was a Tābi‘ al-Tābi‘īn Islamic scholar and jurist, founder of the Thawri madhhab. He was also a great hadith compiler (muhaddith). The early biographer Isḥāq al-Nadīm tells us that Sufyān ibn Sa'īd al-Thawrī along with Sufyān ibn ‘Uyaynah and Ṣāliḥ ibn Ḥayy transmitted the Zaidiyyah doctrine and accounts of their adherents.
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