In his Fada'iI al-Khulafa', as mentioned by al-Samhudi, op. cit.
251. Al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Karim, known as Ibn al-Athir al-Jazari (d. 606/1209).
In Jami’ al-usul, i, 187; x, 102, 103, from Jabir and Zayd ibn Arqam and also in his al-Nihayah, under 'thaql' and '‘itrah'. A great grammarian, philologist, exegete and legist.
In his exegesis Mafatih al-ghayb, vii, 173. A great exegete, mutakallim and philosopher.
In his Ma’alim al-’Itrat al-Nabawiyyah, as mentioned by al-Samhudi, op. cit., and Ibn Ba Kathir al-Makki (Wasilat al-ma'al, MS.). Tawthiq by al-Dhahabi. 1
In al-Tadwin, twice, in the biographical account of Ahmad ibn Mehran Abu Ja’far al-Qattan, from Jabir, and that of ‘Amr ibn Rafi’ ibn al-Furat al-Bajali, from Zayd ibn Arqam. A leading scholar.
In his al-Mujarrad li lughat al-hadith, I, 253.
256. Abu al-Hasan ‘Izz al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Karim, known Ibn al-Athir (d. 630/1232).
In Usd al-ghabah, iii, 147, from ‘Abd Allah ibn Hantab. One of the leading historians.
257. Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Mahmud ibn al-Hasan ibn Hibat Allah, known as Ibn al-Najjar (d. 642/1244).
As mentioned by al-Kanji in his Kifayat al-talib. A leading scholar of his era, traditionist, historian and author of several works. 2
In his al-Mukhtarah, as mentioned by Ibn Ba Kathir al-Makki (Wasilat al-ma'al). A leading scholar and traditionist. 3
In his Mashariq al-anwar (Ibn al-Malik's sharh, iii, 157) from Zayd ibn Arqam. An eminent grammarian, traditionist and legist. 4
In his Matalib al-sa'ul, 8, from Sahih Muslim. A leading scholar of his era. 5
In his Tadhkirat khawass al-ummah, 322-323, where he establishes its authenticity and sihhah. A leading scholar whose biography has been written by all the major biographers.
In his Talkhis Sahih Muslim, ii, F. 100. A leading scholar of his era. 6
In his Sharh Nahj al-balaghah, vi, 375. An eminent Mu’tazili scholar of his era and man of letters.
In his Kifayat al-talib, bab fi bayan sihhat khutbatihi bima' yud’a Khumman 259, from al-Laythi, from Abu al-Waqt, from al-Dawudi. A leading scholar.
As mentioned by al-Suyuti in Ihya' al-mayyit, 30, and al-Badakhshi, op. cit., from him, from Abu Sa’id. A leading traditionist (al-imam al-muhaddith). 7
In his Tahdhib al-asma' wa al-lughat, i, 347, and al-Minhaj fi sharh Sahih Muslim, xv, 180, from Sahih Muslim. One of the leading scholars (al-imam al-Allamah).
In his book al-Na’im al-muqim Ii ‘Itrat al-Nabi al-Azim, Maktabat Ayasofiya MS. 3504, F. 64, 69.
In Tuhfat al-abrar, F. 236, sharh on al-Baghawi's Masabih al-Sunnah, from Jabir. A leading exegete and legist.
In Zakha'ir al-’uqba fi manaqib Dhawi al-Qurba, 16, from Zayd ibn Arqam. A well-known scholar.
In his exposition, in Persian, of Ibn al-Farid's poem, Ta'iyyah, under the couplet:
" wa awdih bitta'wili ma kana mushkila
‘alayya bi’ilmin nalahu bil wasiyyah"
271. Nizam al-Din Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Qummi al-Nishaburi, known as al-Nizam al-A’raj.
In his exegesis Ghara'ib al-Qur'an, i, 349. An outstanding scholar and exegete.
- 1. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iv, 1383.
- 2. Al-Ibar, v, 179; Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iv, 1405.
- 3. Ibid., iv, 1428.
- 4. Ibn Shakir, Fawat al-Wafayat, i, 358; al-Ibar, v, 205; Mir'at al-jinan, iv, 121.
- 5. Al-Kanji, Kifayat al-talib, 231; al-Badakhshi, Miftah al-naja, MS.
- 6. Ibn Farhun, al-Dibaj al-mudhahhab, 68.
- 7. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, iv, 1476; Tabaqat al-huffaz, 511.