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Biographical Information on
Ibn Majah

Category: Biography
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, Biography x170 (pg. 1057) ]

Ibn Majah (Introduction) is Muhammad ibn Yazid al-Rub`i, Abu `Abdullah Ibn Majah al-Qazwini, of Qazvin, Persia, born in 209/824. He was a hadith master (hafiz), Imam, and Koranic exegete whose travels in pursuit of knowledge of hadith led him to Basra, Baghdad, Syria, Cairo, the Hijaz, and Rayy, and enabled him to author his Sunan [Sunnas], one of the six principle collections of Sunni Islam. He died in 273/887 (ibid., 7.144; and al-Targhib wa al-tarhib (y9), 1.21).

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