‘Izz al-Dīn ‘Abu Hamīd ‘Abd al-Hamīd bin Hībat-Allah ibn Abi al-Hadīd al Mutazilī al-Mada'ini (Arabic: ابو حامد عز الدین عبدالحمید بن ابی الحُسین ھبۃ اللہ بن محمد بن محمد بن الحُسین بن ابی الحَدِید المَدائنی المعتزلی) (30 December, 1190 – June, 1258) was a Shafi'iMutazili scholar of his era and a writer. Who studied under Abu'l-Khayr Musaddiq ibn Shabib al-Wasiti (d. 605 A.H.)He is known for his commentary on the Nahj al-Balagha which he titled Sharh Nahj al-Balagha.
Regarding the fabrications of Hadiths, he said that "lies" had been introduced into the hadith collections of Shi'ites in order to favour their Imam, Ali, or due to their enmity with other religious groups.Regarding the early Caliphate, Al-Hadid explains Ali's position during the early Caliphates in his commentary in his Sharh Nahjul Balagha. According to him Ali approved of the Rashidun Caliphate and followed them in prayers. He further states that he follows the example of Ali and does not go beyond that, going as far as to curse Muaawiyah.
Comments on the Peak of Eloquence (Arabic: شرح نہج البلاغۃ, translit.Sharḥ Nahj al-Balāgha); a commentary on the Nahj al-Balagha, a collection of traditions attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib. A 20-volume edition was published by Muhammad Abu l-Fadl Ibrahim (Cairo: 'Isa al-Babi al-Halabi) between 1959 and 1964.