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al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Ahmad b. `Uthman, Abu `Abd Allah
(d. 748 AH/1347 CE)

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al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Ahmad b. `Uthman, Abu `Abd Allah
(d. 748 AH/1347 CE)
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[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, x114 (pg. 1045) ]

(Imam) Dhahabi (Introduction) is Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn `Uthman ibn Qaymaz, Abu `Abdullah Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi, the great Shafi`i hadith master (hafiz) and historian of Islam, born in Damascus in 673/1274. Of Turkoman origin, he first studied in Damascus and then travelled to Cairo and other cities in pursuit of Sacred Knowledge. He authored nearly a hundred works, some of them of considerable size, like his twenty-three volume Siyar a`lam al-nubala' [The lives of noble figures], or his thirty-six volume Tarikh al-Islam al-kabir [Major history of Islam]. In addition to his mastery of hadith, he was also an Imam in canonical Koranic readings (qira'at) and textual criticism. He went blind about seven years before his death, and died in Damascus in 748/1348 (al-A`lam (y136), 5.326; Kitab al-kaba'ir (y36), 23-25; and Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyya al-kubra (y128), 9.100).


[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. 160 ]


ألحافظ شمس الدين محمد بن احمد بن عثمان الذهبي الشافعي المتوفى 748 ترجمه الجزري في طبقات القراء ج 2 ص 71 وقال : استاذ ثقة ‏كبير ( إلى أن قال ) : واشتغل بالحديث وأسماء رجاله فبلغت شيوخه في الحديث وغيره ألفا ، وذكره السبكي في طبقاته ج 5 ص 216 - ‏‏219 وأثنى عليه وبالغ وأطنب ، وذكره إبن كثير في تاريخه ج 14 ص 225 وقال : الحافظ الكبير مؤرخ الاسلام وشيخ المحدثين ، قد ختم ‏به شيوخ الحديث وحفاظه ، وترجمه إبن حجر في الدرر ج 3 ص 336 - 38 وقال : مهر في فن الحديث وجمع تاريخ الاسلام فأربى فيه ‏على من تقدم بتحرير أخبار المحدثين خصوصا ، ثم ذكر تآليفه وأثنى عليها.‏


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