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al-San`ani, Abu Bakr `Abd al-Razzaq b. Hammam b. Nafi` al-Himyari (Humam)
(d. 211 AH/826 CE)

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al-San`ani, Abu Bakr `Abd al-Razzaq b. Hammam b. Nafi` al-Himyari (Humam)
(d. 211 AH/826 CE)
Chains of narration (Isnad) with this narrator

Relied upon by:
Abi Dawud   Bukhari   Darimi   Ibn Hanbal   Ibn Majah   Muslim   Nasa'i   Tirmidhi  

[Wafayat al-a`yan wa-anba' abna' al-zaman, Ibn Khallikan, Abu'l `Abbas Shams al-Din Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Irbili, Delhi: Kitab Bhavan (7 vols), 1996, vol 3, p 199 ]

[373] Abu Bakr `Abd al-Razzaq Ibn Hammam Ibn Nafi` al-San`ani was allied, by right of enfranchisement, to the tribe of Himyar. Abu Sa`d al-Sam`ani says of him: "It is stated that, after the death of the Prophet [s], no one had so many visitors from distant countries as he." He taught the Traditions on the authority of Ma`mar Ibn Rashid, a mawla of the tribe of Azd and a native of Basrah(see Introduction, note), al-Awza'i, Ibn Jurayj, and others. The chief imams of Islamism in that period cited him as their authority for some of the Traditions which they taught; amongst the number were Sufyan Ibn `Uyyanah (who was one of his own masters), Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Yahya Ibn Ma`in.[1] He was born A.H. 126 (A.C. 743-4), and he died in the month of Shawwal, A.H. 211 (January, A.C. 827) in Yaman. San`ani means belonging to San`a, one of the most celebrated cities in Yaman. In forming this relative adjective an n is added, as in Bahrani derived from Bahra [2] but such cases are of rare occurrence.[*]

[1] The lives of all these doctors will be found in this work.

[2] Bahra is the name of a tribe sprung from Quda`ah.

[*] In `Abd al-Hamid following passage occurs: Abu Muhammad `Abd Allah ibn al-Harith al-San`ani said: "I heard `Abd al-Razzaq saying: He experiences disgrace who associates one for a long time. He continued : I heard him reciting: That was the time we amuse with it, and now it amuses with us.



[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, v. 1, p. 334 ]

Many scholars have considered him reliable. His traditions have been narrated in the Sihah and he is unique for other than that as well. Some have harboured malice against him for his Shi'ism (wa naqamu `alayhi bi al-tashayyu`) although he was not extreme in it (wa ma kana yaghlu fihi). He loved `Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, and was derogatory towards those who fought with him.


[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, v. 1, p. 334 ]
 
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