Ibrahim ibn Ya'qub al-Juzajani

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Muslim scholar
Al-Juzajani
Title Al-Hafiz
Born around 796 CE/180 AH
Jowzjan
Died 872 CE/259 AH
Damascus
Region Middle Eastern Scholar
Jurisprudence Hanbali
Creed Sunni
Main interest(s) Hadith

Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Sa'di al-Juzajani (Arabic: أبو إسحاق إبراهيم بن يعقوب بن إسحاق السعدي الجوزجاني ‎, born around 180 AH[1] – died 872 CE/259 AH[2]) was a Muslim hadith scholar,[3] one of the imams of al-jarh wa al-ta'deel and a student of Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Some of the hadith scholars that transmitted his narrations include Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasa'i.

Biography[edit]

He was born and raised in Jowzjan but moved to Damascus where he lived until his death.[2]

Teachers[edit]

Some of his notable teachers were: Ibn Ma'in, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ali ibn al-Madini, Ishaq Ibn Rahwayh, Abu Thawr al-Kalbi, Hafs ibn ‘Umar al-Hawdi, Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Ju'fi, Sa'id ibn Abi Maryam, Sa'id ibn Mansoor, Musadad ibn Masrahad and Yazid ibn Haroon.[1]

Students[edit]

The well-known students who took knowledge from him were: Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nasa'i, Abu Hatim al-Razi, Abu Zur'ah al-Razi, Abu Zur'ah al-Dimashqi and al-Dulabi.[1]

Works[edit]

The following is a list of works by al-Juzajani:[4]

  • Aḥwāl al-rijāl (أحوال الرجال) also known as Al-Shajarah fī Aḥwāl al-rijāl (الشجرة في أحوال الرجال): Modern editors of Al-Juzajani's works believe that this book was also called Al-jarḥ wa-al-taʻdīl (الجرح والتعديل), Al-ḍuʻafāʼ (الضعفاء), Maʻrifat al-rijāl (معرفة الرجال ) or Al-mutarjam (المترجم) by early Islamic scholars.[5]
  • Imārāt al-Nubūwah (أمارت النبوة)
  • Masāʼil al-Imām Aḥmad (مسائل الإمام أحمد)
  • Al-Tārīkh (التاريخ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Al-Bastawī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlīm ʻAbd al-ʻAẓīm (1990). Al-Imām al-Jūzajānī wa-manhajuhu fi al-jarḥ wa-al-taʻdīl. Maktabat Dār al-Ṭaḥāwī. pp. 9–10. 
  2. ^ a b Al-Juzajani, Ibrahim ibn Ya'qub (1985), Sāmarrāʼī, Ṣubḥī al-Badrī, ed., Aḥwāl al-rijāl, Muʼassasat al-Risālah, pp. 10–17 
  3. ^ al-Dihlawī, Walī Allāh (1996), Hermansen, Marcia K., ed., The Conclusive Argument from God, Brill Academic Publishers, p. 394 
  4. ^ Al-Bastawī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlīm ʻAbd al-ʻAẓīm (1990). Al-Imām al-Jūzajānī wa-manhajuhu fi al-jarḥ wa-al-taʻdīl. Maktabat Dār al-Ṭaḥāwī. pp. 35–37. 
  5. ^ Al-Bastawī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlīm ʻAbd al-ʻAẓīm (1990). Al-Imām al-Jūzajānī wa-manhajuhu fi al-jarḥ wa-al-taʻdīl. Maktabat Dār al-Ṭaḥāwī. pp. 135–138.