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Ibn `Abd al-Barr
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, x150 (pg. 1052) ]
Ibn `Abd al-Barr (w40.5) is Yusuf ibn `Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Barr, born in Cordova (in present-day Spain) in 368/978. A major hadith master (hafiz), Maliki scholar, and author, he was nicknamed the Hadith Master of the West, and was known for his travels throughout Andalusia in pursuit of hadith. He was appointed to the judiciary more than once, and authored works in hadith, Sacred Law, biographies of famous Muslims, canonical Koranic readings (qira'at), geneology, and history. He died in Shatiba in 463/1071 (al-A'lam (y136), 8.240).
[Mir'at al-jinan wa `ibrat al-Yaqzan, al-Yafi`i, `Abd Allah b. As`ad b. `Ali, Abu al-Sa`adat al-Shafi`i al-Yamani, Haydarabad: Matba`at Da'irat al-Ma`arif al-Nizamiyyah, 1338/1920, events of year 463 ]
[Tadhkirat al-huffaz, al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Ahmad b. `Uthman, Abu `Abd Allah, Haydarabad: Da'irat al-ma`arif al-nizamiyyah, 1333 AH, vol. 3, p. 324 ]
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