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Ibn Maja, full name Abu `Abdallah Muhammad ibn Yazid Ibn Maja al-Rab`i al-Qazwini, was a medieval scholar of hadith (the sayings of Muhammad). He compiled the last of Sunni Islam's six canonical hadith collections, Sunan Ibn Maja. Hadith (Arabic: , Arabic pl. ... Muhammad is a common male name for Muslims. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ...

Ibn Maja was born in Qazwin in modern-day Iranian province of Qazvin in 824 to a Persian family, clients (mawla) of the Arab tribe of Rabi`a ibn Nizar. His patronymic "Mâja" means "month" in ancient Persian (corresponding to modern mâh), and may have been his father's title, or his mother's or grandmother's name. At the age of 22, he left his hometown to travel the Islamic world; among the areas he visited were Kufa, Basra, Egypt, Sham (Syria), Baghdad, Rayy, Mecca, Medina, and Khorasan. He died in 887 (Ramadan 22, 273 AH.) Qazvin is an ancient city containing fine examples of Iranian architecture from various ages. ... Events Iñigo Arista revolts against the Franks and establishes the kingdom of Navarre (approximate date). ... Persia or Persian most often refer to: Persia The Persians, an ethnic group, also called Tajiks Persian language Persian (Pokémon) See also Iranian, Iranian peoples, Iranian languages and Aryan. ... a mawla is a person of slave origin who does not have tribal protection. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب Ê»arab) are an originally Arabian ethnicity widespread in the Middle East and North Africa. ... Kufa (الكوفة al-Kufa in Arabic) is a city in Iraq, about 170 km south of Baghdad, and 10 km northeast of Najaf. ... Location of Basra Basra (also spelled BaÅŸrah or Basara; historically sometimes written Busra, Busrah, and the early form Bassorah; Arabic: , Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of c. ... A street map of Baghdad Average temperature (red) and precipitations (blue) in Baghdad Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and the Baghdad Province. ... Ray, also spelled Rayy or Rages (ری in Persian) is the most historic city in the province of Tehran, Iran. ... This article is about the holy city in Saudi Arabia. ... This article is about the Saudi city of Medina. ... Khorasan (also spelled Khurasan and Khorassan; خراسان in Persian) is an area, located in eastern and northeastern Iran. ... Events Emperor Uda ascends to the throne of Japan Births Deaths September 18 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle) Emperor Koko of Japan Categories: 887 ... Ramadan or Ramadhan (Arabic: رمضان ) is the ninth month of the Islamic year. ...

After his travels, he wrote the Sunan Ibn Maja, recording 4,341 hadiths, of which 3,002 are recorded by the other five canonical hadith collectors; of the 1,339 hadith unique to him, 428 are graded sahih (authentic), while the remainder are considered less certain. According to Ibn Kathir, he also wrote a tafsir (commentary on the Qur'an) and a book on history, but neither survive. Other authors began to add him to the canonical five hadith collectors beginning in the 13th century, but his position remained controversial as late as the 18th century. Ibn Kathir (Arabic : بن كثير ) was an Islamic scholar born in Busra, Syria in 1301 CE. He was taught by the Islamic scholar Ibn Taymiyya in Damascus, Syria. ... A tafsir (tafsÄ«r تفسير, also transliterated tafseer, Arabic explanation) is Quranic exegesis or commentary. ... The Quran (Arabic: al-qurān literally the recitation; also called Al Qurān Al KarÄ«m or The Noble Quran; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ...


  • Suhaib Hasan Abdul Ghaffar, Criticism of Hadith among Muslims with reference to Sunan Ibn Maja, Presidency of Islamic Research, IFTA and Propagation: Riyadh 1984 (1404 AH).

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