in the Qur'an, Hadith, History
Ma`ruf b. Kharrabudh (or Khurbudh) al-Makki (mawla `Uthman)
Relied upon by:
Ahmad Abi Dawud Bukhari Darimi Ibn Majah Muslim
84. Ma`ruf ibn Kharbuth al-Karkhi
Al-Dhahbi describes him in his Mizan as "a truthful Shi`a," marking his name with the initials of al-Bukhari, Muslim, and Abu Dawud to indicate that they all quote his hadith. He also quotes Abul Tufayl saying that Ma`ruf narrates a few ahadith. His hadith is narrated by Abu `Asim, Abu Dawud, `Ubaydullah ibn Musa and others. He also quotes Abu Hatim saying that the latter writes down his hadith.
Ibn Khallikan mentions him in his Wafiyyat and describes him as one of the servants of `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida, peace be upon him. He goes on to praise him, quoting a statement of his in which he says, "I have come unto the Almighty Allah, leaving everything behind me, with the exception of serving my master `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida, peace be upon him." When Ibn Qutaybah discusses a few Shi`a notables in his work Al-Ma`arif, he includes Ma`ruf ibn Kharbuth among them. Muslim has relied on the authority of Ma`ruf ibn Kharbuth; refer to his hadith about hajj in his sahih from Abul Tufayl. He died in Baghdad in 200 A.H.; his grave-site is now a mausoleum. Sirri al-Saqti was one of his students.
 Some say "Ibn Fayruz," others say "Ibn Fayruzan," while still others call him "Ibn `Ali."
 Some say in the year 201, while others say it was the year 204.
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Ibn Hibban has considered him reliable.
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