Abu Hatim Ahmad ibn Hamdan al-Razi

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For the hadith scholar, see Abu Hatim Muhammad ibn Idris al-Razi.

Abu Hatim, Ahmad ibn Hamdan al-Razi (Persian: ابو حاتم احمد بن حمدان رازی‎) was a Persian Ismaili philosopher of the 9th century.[1] He was also the chief dai' (missionary) of Rayy and the leader of the Ismaili d'awah in Central Persia.


He was born in Rayy near modern Tehran.


  1. ^ Henry Corbin, "The voyage and the messenger: Iran and philosophy", North Atlantic Books, 1998. pg 74: "Virtually all its greatest exponents covering the period from the ninth to the eleventh century C.E. show obvious Iranian affiliation. Examples are Abu Hatim Razi)"