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Masnad Humaydi (مسند الحميدي)
By: Abu-Bakr Abdullah bin Zubair al-Humaydi al-Makki (d. 219 AH)
He is Abdullah ibn az-Zubair ibn ‘Eesa ibn ‘Ubaydullah ibn Usaamah, Abu Bakr, al-Qurashi al-Asadi al-Humaydi al-Makki, Shaykh of the Haram, and the author of al-Musnad.
He narrated hadith from Fudayl ibn ‘Iyyad and Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah – and he did so with frequency and he excelled – and Wakee’ and ash-Shafi’ee, and others.
Bukhari narrated the first hadith in his Saheeh from him. His students also include adh-Dhuhlee, Abu Zur’ah ar-Razi, Abu Haatim ar-Razee, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Idris al-Makki, his scribe, and many besides them.The Scholars’ Praise for Him:
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal said, “We consider Humaydi an imam.” Abu Hatim said, “The most reliable of people (in narrating) from ibn ‘Uyaynah is al-Humaydi. He is the head of his companions (students), and he is a reliable Imam.” Ya’qub al-Fasawee said, “We narrated from al-Humaydi and I did not meet anyone more sincere to Islam and its people than him.” Al-Haakim said, “When al-Bukhari would find a hadith with al-Humaydi, he would not go beyond it to others.” Harb al-Kirmani, al-Lalaka’i, ibn Taymiyyah, and others described him as an Imam in the Sunnah.
The references for the biography of Imam al-Humaydi do not tell us the names of his works as they ought to, but of them, the following can be found:
- Ar-Radd ‘Ala an-Nu’man (Refutation of an-Nu’man)
- Ad-Dala’il (Signs)
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