Ibn `Abd al-Barr

* Al-Shawâhid fî Ithbât Khabar al-Wâhid (“The Supporting Evidence for Maintaining Lone-Narrator Reports [as a source for legal rulings]”);

* Al-Tamhîd limâ fîl-Muwatta’ min al-Ma`ânî wal-Asânîd (“The Facilitation to the Meanings and Chains of Transmission Found in Mâlik’s Muwatta“);

* Al-Taqassî fî Ikhtisâr al-Muwatta’ (“The Detailed Study in the Abridgment of the Muwatta'”);


Main sources: Siyar 13:524 §4158; Shajarat al-Nûr p. 119 §337; Ibn Farhûn, al-Dîbâj p. 440-442 §626; Tabaqât al-Shâfi`iyya al-Kubrâ 3:372.

[1] Ibn Farhûn in al-Dîbâj (p. 442) mentions that Yûsuf has six pronunciations in Arabic: yûsuf, yûsaf, yuwisif, yuwisuf, yuwisaf, and yu’sif.

[2] Ibn `Abd al-Barr, al-Tamhîd (7:129). See above, section entitled Ibn `Abd al-Barr’s Controversy (p. 466f.) as well as Shaykh Nuh Keller’s article, “Is it permissible for a Muslim to believe that `Allâh is in the sky’ in a literal sense?” at and the discussion on istiwâ in our article, “Istiwâ is a Divine Act” cf. http://sunnah.org/aqida/istiwa_divine_act.htm.

[3] Al-Tamhîd (7:135).

[4] Al-Tamhîd (7:143).

[5] Perhaps a reference to his commentary on Ibn Abî Zayd’s Risâla (Dîbâj p. 262).

[6] 6 In Tabaqât al-Shâfi`iyya al-Kubrâ (9:78). See our forthcoming publication of Imâm Ibn Jahbal al-Kilâbî’s Refutation of Ibn Taymiyya.

[7] Ibn `Abd al-Barr, al-Tamhîd (7:157-158).

[8] In Tartîb al-Madârik (Moroccan ed 7:77-78).

[9]  Ibn Farhûn (d 799) cites all of the above in al-Dîbâj al-Mudhahhab (§491).

[10] Cf. Jâmi` Bayân al-`Ilm wa-Fadlih (1994 Saudi ed 2:942-943 §1800).

[11] See on this the relevant chapter in al-Suyûtî’s Tadrîb al-Râwî.

[12] 12 Ismâ`îl ibn Qâsim ibn Suwayd (d 213).

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