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Abu Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hamduyah Ibn Noaim Ibn al-Hakam ad-Dabbi at-Tahmâni (1), surnamed al-Hâkim an-Naisâpûri (the magistrate of Naisâpûr), and known also by the appellation of the hâfiz Ibn al-Baìi, was the most eminent traditionist of his time, and the author of some celebrated works of quite an original cast. This highly learned and accomplished individual studied jurisprudence under Abû Sahl Muhammad Ibn Sulaimân as-Sôlûki (vol. II. p. 609), the Shafite doctor; he then proceeded to Irâk and read (legal treatises) under the tuition of the jurisconsult Abu Ali Ibn Abi Huraira (vol. I. p. 375), after which he travelled to various countries for the purpose of collecting Traditions, and devoted himself to that object with such perseverance, that he established his reputation on that basis. The number of persons from whose lips he learned them was immense; the alphabetical list of his masters consisting of nearly two thousand names; he even cited as his authorities for part of the information which he conveyed, some persons who survived him; so great was the quantity of Traditions which he had acquired and the number of teachers from whom he received them. He composed upwards of one thousand five hundred juz (2) on the sciences connected with the Traditions, such as the Two Sahîhs (as Sahîhân) (3); the Ilal (the motives of the Prophet's sayings); the Amâli (4); the Fawaid as-Shuyukh (instructive observations made by his masters); the Amâli 'l-Ashiya (evening dictations); and the Tarajim as-Shuyukh (biographical notices of his masters). The works for which the public were indebted to his own special researches are: the Mârifa tal-Hadith (knowledge of the Traditions; the Tarikh Ulama Naisipûr (history of the doctors of Naisâpûr); the Mudkhil ila Ilm is-Sahih (introduction to the knowledge of the Sahih); the Mustadrak ala's Sahihain (strictures on the two Sahihs); a treatise on the distinguishing characteristics of the two imams (al-Bukhari and Muslim), and another on the merits of the imâm as-Shafi. He travelled twice to Hijaz and Irak, and, in his second journey, which he made in the year 360, he held discussions with the traditionists (huffâz), conferred with the shaikhs and wrote down under their dictation. He had also an argument with the hafiz ad-Darakutni, and convinced



him. In the year 359 (A. D. 969-70), he held the kadiship of Naisâpûr under the Sàmânide government during the vizirship of Abu 'n-Nasr Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Jabbar al-Otbi, subsequently to which he was offered the kadiship of Jurjan, but refused it. This dynasty occasionally sent him on political missions to the court of the Buwaih (Buide) princes. He was born at Naisàpûr in the month of the first Rabi, A.H. 324 (March, A.D. 933), and he died in that city on Tuesday, the 3rd of Safar, A. H. 405 (August, A. D. 1014). Abû Yala al-Khalili (vol. I. p. 53) says, in his Irshad, that the Hâkim died A. H. 403, that he began to learn the Traditions in 330, and that he made dictations in Transoxiana in 355, and in Irak in 357; he adds, that ad-Darakutni attended his lessons with assiduity, and that Abu Bakr al-Kaffàl as-Shashi, with other doctors of the same period, obtained some of their information from him. He received the appellation of al-Hakim (the magistrate), because he had filled the 680 place of kadi.

One of the Hakim's ancestors must have borne this

(1) At-Tahmâni signifies descended from Tahmân. Ad-Dabbi signifies descended from the tribe of Dabba, or from a person named Dabba, or native of Dabba, a town in Hijâz. It may be added that three of the Arabian tribes bore the name of Dabba.


(2) The word juz signifies volume, and section of a work. It probably means quire in this place. (3) Hajji Khalifa does not notice this work under the title given here; it may perhaps be a combination of the matter contained in the Sahths of al-Bukhâri and Muslim.

(4) See vol. II. page 159.



PAGE 45, line 29. For Osaibiâ read Osaibid.

P. 46, line 29. For al Kâfür read Kâfür.

P. 53, line 12. For Abù Tamim read Abû Tammām.

P. 72, 5 ab imo. For sovereigns read sovereign.

P. 80, line 7. For on the excellence read on excellence.

P. 86, note (1). It appears from the History of Mekka by al-Azraki, that Zû Tuwai ( Śb95)

in the neighbourhood of that capital.

P. 95, 7 ab imo. For Abú 'l-Saâdât read Abû 's-Saâdât.

P. 105, line 20. For he retreated to Egypt read he passed into Egypt.

P. 107, line 11. For thee read thou.

P. 114, line 5. For al-Khallal read Ibn al Khallål.

was situated

P. 117, note. For as-Sulami read as-Salami, and see, in page 204, another note on the same person.

P. 137, line 8. For Hadji read Hajji.

P. 143, last line. For was read who was.

P. 163, 4 ab imo. For Bahrâm read Bahrâni.

P. 171. For al-Ferbari read al-Farabri. The life of this doctor will be found in the next volume.
P. 190, line 10. For Sharakhan read Sarakhân.

P. 193, 6 ab imo. The emir Musak Ibn Jaku was a maternal uncle of the sultan Salah ad-din, and accom-
panied that prince in most of his campaigns. In the year 585 (A. D. 1189, he fell sick near Acre, and
was ordered by his nephew to proceed to Damascus and get himself treated there. Musak died soon
after his arrival He was noted for his piety and beneficence (Nujùm )

P. 202, note (1). Add: See note (2), page 662.

P. 206, line 7. For Sind read Sand.

P. 210, 7 ab imo. For al-Musaiyab read Ibn al-Musaiyab.

P. 221. Abû 'l-Hasan al-Jurjâni bore a high reputation as a genealogist, and his work on that subject is
frequently cited by Ibn Khaldûn.

P. 239, line 4. For balmilk read bilmilk.

P. 263, lines 1 and 8. For Wahib read Wuhaib.

P. 281, line 19. For they had read had.

P. 301, 3 ab imo. For thy read your.

P. 320, line 18, dele (2), and in line 24, for (3) read (2).

P. 323, line 12. For Dumyat read Dumya.

P. 339, note 1. For pearts read pearls.

P. 341, line 12. For priase read praise.

P. 343, line 24. For Yatamirûna read yâtamirûna.

P. 352, line 3. For Osman read Osama.

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P. 419, addition to note (6): The most celebrated of the kâdi Iyad's productions is a large volume on the
character, habits, and history of Muhammad; the title is Kitab as-Shafå fi Taarif Hukûk al-Mustafa.
The Bibliothèque du Roi possesses two or three copies of this work.

P. 428, last line. For 1182 read 1182-3.

P. 432, line 3. For talents. read talents, .

P. 438, line 17. For Makhzoum read Makhzům.

P. 439, line 17. For reduntant read redundant.

P. 445, line 19. For al-Ghaith read al-Ghidth.

Ibid, line 33. For Ghiath read Ghiath.

Correct the pagination of pages 454 and 455; it has been printed 554 and 555, by mistake.

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P. 467, note (1). For most read some.

P. 489, line 16. For musannifa read musannafa.

P. 490, line 1. For ABU 'L-KASIM read AL-KASIM.

P. 493, 3 ab imo. For Mandâi read al-Mandâi.

P. 498, 4 ab imo. For was dwelling read dwelt.

P. 527, line 11. For Adûd read Adud.

P. 568. The note (3) does not apply to the text.

P. 584, line 19. For Hanifa read Hanifa.

P. 590, line 16. For various read many.

P. 610. I believe that, for ad-Dubbi we should read ad- Dabbi.

P. 623, antepenult. For Hamid read Hamid.

P. 633, note (4). For me read thee.

P. 649, note (3). The life of Ibn al-Habbâriya is given by Ibn Khallikân.



N. B. The names preceded by an asterisk are those of persons or places particularly noticed in this volume.
The letter n placed after the number of the page indicates that the name occurs in a note. In consulting this
list, search for the name or surname by which the person was usually known, and neglect all prefixes, such
as Abù, Ibn, etc.

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Aamir al-Jurjâni, 105.

*Aâsim Ibn Abi 'n-Najûd, 1.

Aasim Ibn Yunus al-Ijli, 101.
*Abû Aâsim al-Abbadi, 619.
Aâtika, daughter of Yazid, 530.
al-Abalât, 374 n.

Ibn Abbåd, al-Motamid, 161.
*al-Abbâdi, Abû Aâsim, 619.

*Ibn al-Abbar, Abû Abd Allah al-
Kudai, 424 n.

Abbas, the vizir, 425.
al-Abbas, 211.

*al-Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf, 7.
Abbas Ibn Abi 'l-Futùh, 351.
al-Abbâs Ibn al-Hasan, 360.
Abbas Ibn Othman, 577.
Abd Allah Ibn Ali al-Abbâsi, 105.
"Abd Allah Ibn Amr Ibn al-Aâsi,
208 n.

Abd Allah Ibn Abi Ishak, 419.
Abd Allah Ibn al-Hârith, 207.
Abd Allah Ibn al-Hasan Ibn Saad,

Abd Allah Ibn al-Motazz, 41.
Abd Allah Ibn Omar al-Warråk,


Abd Allah Ibn Otba, 76.

Ibn Abd al-Hakam, Abd Allah,

*Ibn Abdûs, Abû Abd Allah Mu-
hammad, 137 n.

Ibn Abdûs, Abû Hâmid, 628.
*Abida as-Salmani, 588 n.
*Abiward, 480.

al-Abiwardi, Abu Sahl Ahmad,91 n.
*Absi, 326.

*Adud ad-Dawlat Ibn Buwaih, 481.
*Adama, 583.

*Adana, 411.

al-Addas, Abu 'l-Fath, 260.
al-Adfuwi, Abû Bakr, 241.
*Ibn Adham, 13 n.

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*Ibn Abd al-Hakam, Muhammad, Ibn al-Adim, 649.

*Abd al-Hamid the katib, 173.
Abd al-Jabbar Ibn Abd ar-Rahmân,

*Abd al-Jabbâr al-Maåfiri, 72 n.
Ibn Abd al-Kaddûs, 465, 668.
Abd al-Malik Ibn Adi, 608.
*Abd al-Malik Ibn Omair, 117.
*Abd al-Mumin al-Kùmi, 182.
*Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Abd al-Ha-
kam, 14.

*Abu Abd ar-Rahmân as-Sulami, 1 n.
'Abd as-Salâm al-Lakhmi, 642.
*Abd as-Samad Ibn Ali al-Hashimi,

'Abd al-Wahhâb al-Mâliki, 165.
Abd al-Wahhab as-Sufi, 288.
Ibn Abd, Jamål ad-din Mahmûd,

Ibn Abd, Abu Muhammad, 332.
Abdun, Ibn Makhlad, 44.
Ibn Abdus, 301 n.

*Afamiya, 261.

Ibn al-Afdal Shâhanshåh, 180.
Ibn Aflah, 324.

Afsa Ibn Hâritha, 529.
Ahmad Ibn Faraj, 376.
Ahmad Ibn Hamdùn, 304 n.
Ahmad Ibn al-Mubarak, 632.
Ahmad Ibn Musa, 422 n.
Ahmad Ibn Salama, 90.
Ahmad Ibn Yakub, 360.
al-Ahnaf, 9.

*Ibn al-Ahnaf, 7.
al-Ahtam, 3.

al-Ahwas Ibn Jaafar, 304 n.
al-Ahwazi, Abù 'l-Kâsim, 260.
al-Ahzan ibn Aûf, 10.
'Aibek, Izz ad-din, 430, 428.
Aidab, 115 n.
*Aidaj, 260 n, 568 n.
Aidmor, the sùfi, 336.
*Aila, 427 n.

Abû Aiyub al-Ansâri, 84.

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