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Narrators of Hadith al-Thaqalayn of Sixth-Twelfth Century

224. Abu ‘Ali lsma’il ibn Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al-Bayhaqi (d. 507/1113).

In al-Khwarazmi, al-Manaqib. A leading scholar of his era. 1

225. Abu al-Fadl Muhammad ibn Tahir ibn ‘Ali al-Shaybani al-Maqdisi, known as Ibn al­Qaysarani (d. 507/1113).

In his biographical account in al-Maqrizi's al-Ta’rikh al-muqfa, it is mentioned that he wrote a book Kitab tariq hadith: Inni tarikun fi kum al-thaqalayn. An eminent scholar. Tawthiq by al-­Maqrizi in al-ta'rikh al-­muqfa.

226. Abu Shuja’ Shirwayh ibn Shahrdar ibn Shirwayh al-­Daylami al-Hamadani (d. 509/1115)

In Firdaws al-akhbar (MS). A scholar well-known to biographers.

227. Abu Muhammad Husayn ibn Mas’ud al-Farra' al-Baghawi, known as Muhyi al-Sunnah (d. 516/1122).

In Masabih al-Sunnah (Sharh by al-Qadiri, v, 593, 600) from Zayd ibn Arqam and Jabir; in Ma’alim al-tanzil, vi, 101, vii, 6; and in Sharh al-Sunnah, as mentioned by al-Khalkhali in al-Mafatih. An eminent scholar.

228. Abu Bakr al-­Mazrafi, Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Shaybani (d. 527/1132).

In Ibn ‘Asakir (Ta'rikh Dimashq, ii, 45) from him. Tawthiq by al-Sam’ani and al-Dhahabi. 2

229. ‘Abd al-Ghafir al-Farsi (d. 529/1134)

In his Majma’ al-­ghara'ib fi gharib al-hadith.

230. Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn al-Amraki al-­Mattuthi al-­Busanji.

In Ibn ‘Asakir Mu’jam shuyukhih (MS., F. 205). He was Ibn ‘Asakir's teacher.

231. Muhammad ibn Hammuyah al-Juwayni (d. 530/1135).

In al-Hamawi (Fara'id al-simtayn, al-simt al-thani, bab 55) from him. A well-known scholar of his age. 3

232. Abu Nasr Ahmad ibn ‘Ali al-­Tusi, known as Ibn al-’Iraqi.

Ibn ‘Asakir in Mu’jam shuyakhih (F. 11).

233. Zahir ibn Tahir ibn al-Qasim al-­Shahhami al-Mustamli (d. 533/1138).

Al-Khwarazmi (Maqtal al-Husayn, i, 104). Tawthiq by Ibn al-Jazari. 4

234. Abu al-Husayn Razin ibn Mu’awiyah al-Abdari (d. 535/ 1140).

In al-Jam’ bayn al-Sihah al-sittah, MS. A leading traditionist.

235. Abu al-Barakat ‘Abd al-Wahhab ibn al-Mubarak al-Anmati al-Baghdadi (d. 538/1143).

In Sibt ibn al-Jawzi, Tadhkirat khawass al-ummah, 322-323. Tawthiq by al-Sam’ani, al-­Salafi and Abu Sa’d. 5

236. Jar Allah al-Zamakhshari (d. 538/1143).

In al-Fa'iq fi gharib al-hadith, i, 170. A great scholar, philologist, grammarian, traditionist, exegete and man of letters.

237. Ibn aI-’Arabi al-Maliki (d. 543/1148).

In ‘Aridat al-ahwadhi, xiii, 73.

238. Al-Qadi Abu al-Fadl ‘lyad ibn Musa al-Yahsabi (d. 544/ 1149).

In al-Shifa' bi ta’rif huquq al-Mustafa (al-Qari's sharh, 485, 657-658). A leading scholar, traditionist, grammarian and historian of his era. 6

239. Abu Muhammad Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Asimi.

In his book Zayn al­fata fi tafsir Surat Hal Ata, MS. from Abu Dharr and Zayd ibn Arqam.

240. Al-Qadi Abu Muhammad ibn ‘Atiyyah al-Muharibi al-Gharnati (d. 546/1151).

In his exegesis al-Muharraz al-wajiz fi tafsir Kitab Allah al-Aziz, i, 34. Scholar, exegete, faqih, grammarian, traditionist and man of letters. 7

241. Abu al-Fadl ibn Nasir al-Salami al-Baghdadi (d. 550/1155).

In al-Hamawi (Fara'id al-simtayn, simt 2, bab 55). Tawthiq by Ibn al-­Jawzi. 8

242. Abu al-Mu'ayyad Muwaffaq ibn Ahmad al-Makki, known as Akhtab Khwarazm (538/1143).

In his al-Manaqib with his isnad from Zayd ibn Arqam.

243. Al-Hafiz Abu al-Ala' al-Hasan ibn Ahmad al-Attar al-Hamadani (d. 569/1173).

In al-Khwarazmi (Maqtal al-Husayn, i, 104) from him, from Abu al-Qasim Zahir ibn Tahir al-Shahhami al-Mustamli al-Nishaburi. Tawthiq by al-Jazari. 9

244. ‘Umar ibn ‘Isa al-Khatibi al-Dihlaqi.

In his book Lubab al-albab fi fada'iI al-Khulafa' wa al-Ashab, bab 4, F. 147, MS. 3912 in Maktabah Nur ‘Uthmaniyyah and MS. 3343 in al-Maktabah al-­Sulaymaniyyah in Turkey.

245. Abu al-Qasim ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn ibn Hibat Allah al-Dimashqi, known as Ibn ‘Asakir (d. 571/1175).

In Ta'rikh Ibn Kathir (v, 208) and al-Kanji in Kifayat al-talib. One of the great traditionists and historians.

246. Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Umar al-Isfahani known as Abu Musa al-Madini (d. 581/1185).

In his Tatimmat Ma’rifat al-Sahabah, appended to Abu Nu’aym's book, and as mentioned by al-Sakhawi; al-Samhudi, Ibn al-Athir (Usd al-ghabah) and Ibn Hajar (al-Isabah). Tawthiq by al-Dhahabi, al-Sam’ani, Ibn al-Najjar, al-Tha’alibi and others. 10

247. Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Abi al-Fawaris al-Razi.

In his al-Kitab al-mubin fi fada'il al-Imam Amir al-Mu'minin, MS.

248. Siraj al-Din Abu Muhammad ‘Ali ibn ‘Uthman ibn Muhammad al-’Ushi al-Farghani al-Hanafi (d. after 569/1174).

In his Nisab al-akhbar Ii tadhkirat al-akhyar, as mentioned by al-Dawlatabadi in Hidayat al-su’ada'. A leading scholar of his age. 11

249. Abu al-Faraj ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad, known as Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597/1200).

In his al-Musalsalat.

  • 1. Ibn al-­Wardi,Tatimmat al-Mukhtasar, ii, 31.
  • 2. Al-Ansab, under 'al-­Mazraqi'; al-Dhahabi, Ma`rifat al-­qurra' al-­kibar, i, 391.
  • 3. Al-Wafi bi al-Wafayat, iii, 28.
  • 4. Tabaqat al-qurra', i, 288.
  • 5. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iv, 1282; Tabaqat al-huffaz, 464.
  • 6. Wafayat al-a`yan, iii, 152; Tatimmat al-Mukhtasar, ii, 72; Tabaqat al-huffaz, 468.
  • 7. Ibn Farhun, al-Dibaj al-­mudhahhab, ii, 57.
  • 8. Al-Muntazam, x, 162; Tadhkirat al-huffaz, 1289.
  • 9. Tabaqat al-qurra', i, 204.
  • 10. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iii, 1334; Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyyah, vi, 161; aI-Tha`alibi, Maqalid al-asanid; Wafayat al-a`yan, iii, 414.
  • 11. `Abd al-Qadir al-Qarashi, al-Jawahir al-mudi'ah, i, 367.

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