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Narrators of Hadith al-Thaqalayn of Fifth-Eleventh Century

202. Abu ‘Ubayd Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Harawi (d. 401/1010).

In his Kitab al-gharibayn, under "thaql". A leading scholar and philologist.

203. Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Hakim al-Nishaburi (d. 405/1014).

In his Mustadrak (iii, 109, 174) through a sahih chain of transmission from Zayd ibn Arqam. There he also narrates it through another chain. He was the leading traditionist of his age (imam al­muhiddithin). 1

204. Abu Sa’d al-Malik ibn Muhammad al-Wa’iz al-Nishaburi al-Kharkushi (d. 406/1015).

In his book Sharaf al-nubuwwah, as mentioned in Shihab al-Din al-Dawlatabadi (Manaqib al-sadat). One of the leading scholars. 2

205. Yahya ibn Ibrahim Abu Zakariyya al-Muzakki al-Nishabari (d. 414/1023).

In al-Bayhaqi (Sunan, vii, 30) from him, from Zayd ibn Arqam. Ta’dil by al-Dhahabi. 3

206. Al-Qadi ‘Abd al-Jabbar ibn Ahmad al-Mu’tazili (d. 414/1023).

In his al-Mughni (xx, 191, 136). An eminent scholar and Shafi’i legist.

207. Abu al-Faraj Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Shahriyar al-Isfahani.

In al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (Talkhis al-mutashabih fi al-rasm, MS. in Dar al-Kutub al-Zahiriyyah, F. 30) from him, from al-Tabarani, from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. One of the eminent scholars of the 5th/11th century and al-Khatib's teacher.

208. Abu Ishaq Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Tha’labi (d. 427/1036).

In his tafsir (al-Kashf wa al-bayan, MS.). One of the leading scholars of the Qur'an, a legist, grammarian, philologist and writer. 4

209. Abu Nu’aym Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Isfahani (d. 430/ 1038).

In his Manqabat al-Mutahharin, with several chains and in different wordings from Abu Sa’id, Zayd ibn Arqam, Anas ibn Malik, al-Bara' ibn ‘Azib and Jubayr ibn Mut’am. Also in his Hilyat al-awliya', as mentioned by al-Samhudi (Jawahir al-’iqdayn) from Hudhayfah ibn Usayd. One of the great traditionists. 5

210. Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar al-’Utbi.

In his al-Ta'rikh al-Yamini. An eminent historian and man of letters. 6

211. Abu Sa’d Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ganjrudi (d. 453/1061).

In Akhtab Khwarazm (Maqtal al-Husayn ‘alayhi al-salam, i, 104). Tawthiq by al-Sam’ani. 7

212. Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn ‘Ubayd Allah ibn Khalaf.

In Ibn al-Asakir in the Mu’jam of his shuyukh (F. 11), from Ibn al-’Iraqi, from him, from al-Hakim al-Nishaburi. One of the eminent scholars of 5th century.

213. Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Bayhaqi (d. 458/1066).

In al-Khwarazmi (al-Manaqib, 93) from him. A leading traditionist, legist and writer. 8

214. Abu Ghalib Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Sahl al-Nahwi, known as Ibn Bushran (d. 462/1069).

In Ibn al-Maghazili (al-Manaqib) from him. A scholar of known standing.

215. Abu ‘Umar Yusuf ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Namari al-Qurtubi known as Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d. 463/1071).

As mentioned by Shah Wali Allah in Izalat al-khifa. One of the leading scholars. 9

216. Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn Thabit al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (d. 463/1071).

In his al-Muttafaq wa al-muftaraq from Jabir, as mentioned by al-Badakhshani. One of the great scholars; traditionist and historian. 10

217. Ibn al-Ghariq Abu al-Husayn ibn al-Muhtadi bi Allah (d. 465/1072).

In Ibn ‘Asakir (Ta'rikh Dimashq, ii, 45). Tawthiq by al-Khatib and Ibn al-Jawzi. 11

218. Abu al-Hasan ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad al-Dawudi al-Bushanji (d. 467/1074).

Ibn ‘Asakir, Mu’jam shuyukhih. A leading scholar (imam). 12

219. Abu Muhammad Hasan ibn Ahmad ibn Musa al-Ghandajani (d. 467/1074).

In Ibn al-Maghazili (al-Manaqib, 235) from him, from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Tawthiq by al-Sam’ani. 13

220. Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Jullabi, known as Ibn al-Maghazili (d. 483/1090).

In his al-Manaqib through various chains. A leading scholar.

221. Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Futuh ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Hamid al-Azdi al-Hamidi (d. 488/1095).

In al-Jam’ bayn al-Sahihayn, from Zayd ibn Arqam. Tawthiq by Ibn Khallikan, al-Dhahabi, Ibn Makula, al-Salmasi and al-Safadi. 14

222. Al-Sayyid Abu aI-Ma’aIi Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Zayd al-Samarqandi (d. 488/1095).

In ‘Uyun al-akhbar.

223. Abu al­-Muzaffar Mansur ibn Muhammad al-­Sam’ani (d. 489/1096).

In his al-Risalat al-­qawwamiyyah, from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. A leading scholar of his age. 15

  • 1. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iii, 93; Wafayat al-a`yan, iii, 408; al-­Mukhtasar, ii, 144; Mir'at al-jinan, iii, 14; al-Ibar, iii, 91; al-­Subhi, Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyyah, iv, 155.
  • 2. Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyyah, v, 222.
  • 3. Al-Ibar, iv, 118.
  • 4. Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyyah, i, 429; iv, 58; Wafayat al-a`yan, i, 61; al-Ibar, iii, 161; Mir'at al-jinan, iii, 46; al-­Dawudi, Tabaqat al-­mufassirin, i, 65.
  • 5. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iii, 1091; al-­Wafi bi al-­Wafayat, vii, 81; al-­Taj al-­mukallal, 31.
  • 6. Yatimat al-­dahr, iv, 397.
  • 7. Al-Ansab under 'al-­Ganjrudi'.
  • 8. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iii, 1132.
  • 9. Al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-­nubala', MS.
  • 10. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iii, 1135.
  • 11. Ta'rikh Baghdad, iii, 108; al-­Muntazam, vii, 283.
  • 12. Al-Ansab under 'al-Dawudi'.
  • 13. Al-Ansab under 'al-Ghandajani'.
  • 14. Wafayat al-a`yan, ii, 410; Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iv, 1218; al-­Waffi bi al-­Wafayat, iv, 317.
  • 15. Wafayat al-a`yan, ii, 380.

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