Here you will find biographies of many of the great Muslim scholars who lived after the Companions. The scholars are those who works have been translated and can be found on and throughout the Internet.

Imam Tirmidhi

About Imam Tirmidhi (209 – 279 AH)

At-Tirmidhi’s full Name and Lineage His full name is Muhammad ibn Eisa ibn Sawrah ibn Musa ibn Ad-Dahhak At-Tirmidhi Al-Bughi As-Sulami, from the well-known Arab tribe of Sulaim ibn Mansur. He is the compiler of the well-known book of Hadith Jami At-Tirmidhi which is distinguished by At-Tirmidhi’s unique approach of the classification and verification of Hadiths. Imam …

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About Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

About Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Introduction The Salafi Imam became well-known with the title ‘Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah’ because his father was the principal of the ‘Al-Jawziyyah‘ school in Damascus. As for his name, it is Shams ad-Din, Abu ‘Abdullah, Muhammad the son of Abu Bakr the son of Ayub az-Zura’i (an ascription to Azra’ which is in the south of Syria), then …

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Imam Muslim

Who was Imam Muslim?

Imam Muslim’s full name is Abu al-Husayn Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj ibn Muslim ibn Warat al-Qushayri al- Naysaburi (206-261 AH/821-875 AD). Imam “Muslim,” as his nasba shows, belonged to the Qushayr tribe of the Arabs, an offshoot of the great clan of Rabi’a. He was born in Naysabur (Nishapur) in the Abbasid province of Khorasan, in …

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Kutub Al-Sittah

What is Kutub Al-Sittah (The six major hadith collections)?

Al-Kutub al-Sittah The six major hadith collections (Arabic: ;ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺐ ﺍﻟﺴﺘﻪ Al-Kutub Al-Sittah) are collections of hadith by Islamic scholars who, approximately 200 years after Prophet Muhammad Salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, death and by their own initiative, collected “hadith” attributed to Muhammad Salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. They are sometimes referred to as Al-Sihah al-Sittah, which translates to “The …

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