al-Ḥākim al-Naysābūrī
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, Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad Abū ʿAbd Allāh Ibn al-Bayyiʿ , a traditionist of note, b. 321/933, d. 405/1014. He travelled in various countries to study Ḥādit̲h̲ and heard traditions from about 2000 s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ s. Because he held the office of ḳāḍī for a time he became known as al-Ḥākim. He wrote many books, among them Maʿrifat ʿulūm al-ḥadīt̲h̲ , an important work on the science of Ḥadīt̲h̲ , which set a standard for the method of dealing with the subject. Though he was held in high esteem for his scholarship and was visited by many scholars, his writings …

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Robson, J., “al-Ḥākim al-Naysābūrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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