The Muṣannaf of ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Sanʿānī as a Source of Authentic Aḥādīth of the First Century A. H.

@article{Motzki1991TheMO,
  title={The Muṣannaf of ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Sanʿānī as a Source of Authentic Aḥādīth of the First Century A. H.},
  author={Harald Motzki},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={50},
  pages={1 - 21}
}
  • H. Motzki
  • Published 1 January 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
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