Abu Mashar Sindhi

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Translation into Latin of a work of Albumasar De Magnis Coniunctionibus ("Of the great conjunctions"), Venice, 1515.

Abu Ma'shar Al-Sindi, Abulmazar(Latin) (Arabic) ابو ماشرالسندي (d.170 A.H.) : was a scholar of Hadith literature (8th century Hijra) from Mansura, Sindh now the part of Pakistan.

Life and work[edit]

Arab rule produced men of note in Sindh, and some of them achieved fame and distinction in Damascus and Baghdad. One of them was Abu Mashar Sindhi. He was described by some historians and chroniclers as a pioneer in the compilation of Hadith.

Abu Mashar Sindhi was Muslim world’s noted scholar of Seerah and Fiqh. He lived at Medina for a number of years and later shifted to Baghdad where he died. He was a very respected figure and in fact, the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mahdi led his funeral prayers.

His son Abu Abdul Malik Sindhi was also an eminent scholar and historian of South Asia who had settled down in Baghdad. Another of his relatives was the young Hafiz Abu Mohamniad Khalaf bin Salem Sindhi who was a Hadith scholar and had migrated from Sindh to Iraq where he attained fame.


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