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Because of his expertise at distinguishing counterfeit from real money, his colleagues gave this nickname to him. Later Shi‘is, or, according to one account, the theologian Hisham b. alHakam, changed it into the less abusive Mu’min al-Taq (Believer of the Archway). Since Abu Ja‘far al-Ahwal seems to have been a proficient controversialist, Shi‘i books of tradition include many stories showing how al-Ahwal successfully overcame his rivals in debate. In one narrative, he appears to have defended the legitimacy of al-Baqir’s imamate against Zayd b.
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La Décision by Lucien Sfez