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ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Kiyāʾ al-Harāsī al-Ṭabaristānī, who was born on 5 Dhu ’l-Qaʿda 450/25 December 1058, studied together with al-Ghazālī in Nishapur under Imām al-Ḥaramayn then taught for a time in Bayhaq, before becoming a professor at the Niẓāmiyya in Baghdad. Under the Saljūq Barkyārūq b. Malikshāh (487–98/1094–1104), with whom he stood in high regard, he occasionally acted as a qāḍī. He died on 1 Muḥarram 504/20 July 1110.