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Hafs bin Sulaiman al-Kufi

Hafs bin Sulaiman al-Kufi

Hafs bin Sulaiman al-Kufi
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Intro Qāriʾ
Is Islamic studies scholar Qāriʾ
From Syria Turkey Iraq
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 709, Baghdad, Iraq
Death 796, Kufa, Iraq
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Abū ‘Amr Ḥafs ibn Sulaymān ibn al-Mughīrah ibn Abi Dawud al-Asadī al-Kūfī (Arabic: أبو عمر حفص بن سليمان بن المغيرة الأسدي الكوفي‎), better known as Hafs (706–796 CE; 90–180 AH according to the Islamic calendar), is a significant figure in the art of Qira'at and Qur'an reading. Being one of the primary transmitters of one of the seven canonical methods of Qur'an recitation, his method via his teacher Aasim ibn Abi al-Najud has become the most popular method across the majority of the Muslim world.

In addition to being the student of al-Najud, Hafs was also his son-in-law. Having been born in Baghdad, Hafs eventually moved to Mecca where he popularized his father-in-law's recitation method. Eventually, Hafs' recitation of al-Najud's method became the most popular method of recitation in the Muslim world, and was even made the official method of Egypt, having been formally adopted as the standard Egyptian printing of the Qur'an under the auspices of Fuad I of Egypt in 1923. The majority of copies of the Quran today follow the reading of Hafs with the exception of those used in North Africa and West Africa.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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