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'Abd al-Rahman b. Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Hilli

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'Abd al-Rahman b. Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Hilli
Personal Information
Well-Known As Ibn al-'Ata'iqi
Residence Najaf
Studied in Hillah, Isfahan, Fars
Scholarly Information
Works Al-Nasikh wa l-mansukh, etc.

Kamāl al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Ḥillī (Arabic: کمال الدین عبدالرحمان بن محمد بن ابراهیم الحِلّي) (d. after 788/1387), also known as Ibn al-ʿAtāʾiqī (ابن العتائقي) was a Shi'a scholar and author. He was a student of 'Ali b. Muhammad al-Kashani, the author of Ta'rib al-zubda, and the teacher of 'Ali b. 'Abd al-Hamid. He has authored many works only one of which, Kitab al-Nasikh wa al-mansukh, has been published.

Life and Education

Little information is available about the details of his life, but his works which are dated between 732/1331-2 and 788/1386-7 approximately indicate when he was alive.[1]

He was known as al-'Ata'iqi because he was related to Attayige, a village near Hillah.

He studied in Hillah and in 746/1345-6 traveled to Isfahan and Fars for 20 years. After he returned to Iraq, he settled in Najaf to the end of his life.[2]

Teachers and Students

He was a student of 'Ali b. Muhammad al-Kashani, the author of Ta'rib al-zubda, and the teacher of 'Ali b. 'Abd al-Hamid[3]. Also, it has been said that a person named Zahdari or Ibn Zahdari was his shaykh al-riwaya (master in narration).[4]


He had various works in different fields. 30 of his works are preserved in the library of Rawdat al-Haydariyya (al-Gharawiyya), 12 of which are in his own handwriting.[5] Except for a few of his works, all of his works are commentaries or summaries of other books.

His only published work is al-Nasikh wa l-mansukh which was published in Najaf in 1390/1970-1 with effort of 'Abd al-Hadi al-Fudayli. In this book, in addition to explaining the meaning of naskh (abrogation) in the Qur'an, he studied the abrogated verses (al-ayayt al-mansukha) of the Qur'an.

Some of his works in manuscript are:


  1. Al-Dhari'a, Vol.3, 356; Vol.14, P.259.
  2. Al-Zirkili, al-A'lam, Vol.3, P.230.
  3. Afandi, Riyad al-'ulama, Vol.3, P.104-105; Tihrani, al-Dhari'a, Vol.14, P.259-260.
  4. Afandi, Riyad al-'ulama, Vol.3, P.104-105.
  5. See: Kurkis, Khaza'in al-kutub al-qadima fi al-Iraq, P.135; Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat, P.47.
  6. Tihrani, Al-Dhari'a, Vol.14, P.32.
  7. Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat, P. 59.
  8. Al-Dhari'a, Vol.2, P.481.
  9. Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat, P.37.
  10. Tihrani, Al-Dhari'a, Vol.8, P.74.
  11. Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat, P.37.
  12. Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat, P.52.
  13. To see other works of his, refer to: Riyad al-'ulama, Vol.3, P. 104-105; Tihrani, Tabaqat a'lam al-Shi'a, P.110; Al-Husayni, Fihrist makhtutat.


  • The material for this article is mainly taken from عبدالرحمان بن محمد بن ابراهیم حلى in Farsi WikiShia.
  • Tihrani, Aqa Buzurg. al-Dhari'a ila tasanif al-shi'a.
  • Tihrani, Aqa Buzurg. Tabaqat a'lam al-shi'a, 8th century. Beirut: 1970
  • Ibn al-'Ata'iqi, 'Abd al-Rahman. Sharh Nahj al-balagha. Photography of the manuscript, library of Ayatollah Mar'ashi Najafi.
  • Afandi, 'Abd Allah. Riyad al-'ulama. Ed. Ahmad Husayni. Qom: 1401 AH.
  • Husayni, Ahmad al-. Fihrist makhtutat Khazanat al-rawdat al-Haydariyya. Najaf: 1971.
  • Kurkis, 'Awwad, Khaza'in al-kutub al-qadima fi al-Iraq. Baghdad: 1948.