Ibn Majah

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Ibn Majah
Born824 CE
Died887 (or 889) CE
NationalityPersia
Known forHadith Scholar
Notable work
Sunan ibn Majah, Kitab at-Tafsir and Kitab at-Tarikh [2][3]

Abu Abdillah Muhammad ibn Yazid ibn Majah (Arabic: ابو عبد الله محمد بن يزيد بن ماجه), commonly called Ibn Majah was a Persian, hadith scholar.[4] His hadith collection Sunan ibn Majah is one of the six major hadith collections.[5]

Biography[change | change source]

Ibn Majah was born in Qazwin, the modern-day Iranian province of Qazvin, in 824 CE. Majah was the nickname of his father, and not that of his grandfather. Al-Dhahabi mentioned following of Ibn Majah's works:[2]

  • Sunan Ibn Majah: one of the six major collections of hadith
  • Kitab al-Tafsir: a book of Quran explanation
  • Kitab al-Tarikh: a book of history or, more likely, a listing of hadith tellers.

References[change | change source]

  1. al-Kattani, Muhammah ibn Ja`far (2007). Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Kattani, ed. al-Risalah al-Mustatrafah (in Arabic) (seventh ed.). Beirut: Dar al-Bashair al-Islamiyyah. p. 12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 al-Dhahabi, Muhammad ibn Ahmad (1957). al-Mu`allimi, ed. Tadhkirat al-Huffaz (in Arabic). 2. Hyderabad: Da`irat al-Ma`arif al-`Uthmaniyyah. p. 636.
  3. "Sunan Ibn Majah - Hadith Collection of Ibn Majah in English". ahadith.co.uk.
  4. Frye, ed. by R.N. (1975). The Cambridge history of Iran (Repr. ed.). London: Cambridge U.P. p. 471. ISBN 978-0-521-20093-6.
  5. Ludwig W. Adamec (2009), Historical Dictionary of Islam, p.139. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810861615.