Abu l-Hasan ′Ali ibn ′Umar ibn Ahmad ibn Mahdi ibn Mas′ud ibn al-Nu′man ibn Dinar ibn ′Abdullah al-Baghdadi al-Daraqutni (918 CE/306 AH, Baghdad — 995 CE/385 AH) was an eminent Muslim scholar and muhaddith (collector of hadiths).
Ad-Daraqutni was born in the year 918 (306 according to the Muslim calendar) in the Dar al-Qutn quarter of Baghdad (Arabic: دار القطن), where he got his nisba al-Daraqutni. Since childhood, he studied with Abul-Qasim al-Baghawi, Abu Bakr ibn Abu Dawud, Abu Bakr ibn Ziyad al-Naysaburi, Abu Ubaid al-Qasim (his brother) and many other scholars.
Among other works, Al-Daraqutni has written the following:
- “Sunan al-Daraqutni”
- “al-Mutalif wa-l-Mukhtalif”
- “Ilal al-Hadith”
- "أبو الحسن الدارقطني". Isamweb.net. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Al-Dhahabi. Tazkirat al-Huffaz (in Arabic).
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