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al-Haythami

Category: Biography
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, x143 (pg. 1051) ]

Haythami (w40.4) is `Ali ibn Abu Bakr ibn Sulayman, Abu al-Hasan Nur al-Din al-Haythami, born in Cairo in 735/1335. He was a Shafi`i scholar, hadith master (hafiz), and Imam who compiled many hadith collections, among the most famous of which is his ten-volume Majma` al-zawa'id wa manba` al-fawa'id [Compendium of hadiths not mentioned in the six main collections, and wellspring of information], which has become a virtual necessity for modern students of hadith. He is sometimes confused with Ibn Hajar Haytami, whom he is unrelated to. He died in 807/1405 (al-A`lam (y136), 4.266; and Sheikh Shu`ayb Arna'ut).

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[al-Ghadir fi al-kitab wa'l-sunnah wa'l-adab, al-Amini, `Abd al-Husayn Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-Najafi, Beirut: Mu'assasat al-A`lami (11 vols), 1414 AH/1994 CE, vol. 1, p. 164 ]
 
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