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Ibn Kathيr, `Imلd al-Dيn Ismل`يl b. `Umar b. Kathيr b. ¬aw', al-Qarashي al-Dimashqي
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nْ<) \ل Mيm Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, Biography x165 (pg. 1056) ]
Ibn Kathir (Introduction) is Isma`il ibn `Umar ibn Kathir ibn Daww ibn Dara`, Abu al-Fida' `Imad al-Din, born in 701/1302 in a village outside of Damascus, where he moved with his brother at the age of five. He later travelled in pursuit of Sacred Knowledge, becoming a principle Shafi`i scholar, hadith master (hafiz), and historian who authored works in each of these fields, though he is perhaps best known for his four-volume Tafsir al-Qur'an al-`Azim [Commentary on the Mighty Koran], which reflects its author's magisterial command of the sciences of hadith. He died in Damascus in 774/1373 (al-A`lam (y136), 1.320).
[al-Ghadيr fي al-kitلb wa'l-sunnah wa'l-adab, al-Amيnي, `Abd al-\usayn A<mad al-Tabrيzي al-Najafي, Beirut: Mu'assasat al-A`lamي (11 vols), 1414 AH/1994 CE, vol. 1, p. 162 ]
ألحافظ عمادالدين إسماعيل بن عمر بن كثير الشافعي القيسي الدمشقي المتوفى 774، ترجمه إبن حجر في الدرر ج 1 ص 384 وذكر مشايخه وتآليفه، ثم قال: قال الذهبي في المعجم المختص: الامام المفتي المحدث البارع فقيه متفنن محدث متقن مفسر نقال له تصانيف مفيدة.
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