Diya al-Din al-Maqdisi

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Al-hafiz Diya' al-Din al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali[1]
TitleDiya' al-Din al-Maqdisi
EraIslamic golden age
Notable work(s)Al-Āhādith al-Jiyād al-Mukhtārah min mā laysa fī Ṣaḥīḥain
Senior posting

Ḍiyāʼ al-Dīn Abu ʻAbdallah Muhammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahid al-Saʻdi al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali[3] (Arabic: Thiyaa Al-Diin Al-Maqdisi ضياء الدين المقدسي‎) (569–643 AH/1173-1245 AD) was a Hanbali Islamic scholar.


Diya' al-Din was born in Damascus in 1173. His parents had emigrated from Nablus in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem shortly before his birth, along with 155 of other Hanbali inhabitants of the area, in response to perceived threats against their shaykhs from the crusader lord of Nablus, Baldwin of Ibelin.[4] Al-Dhahabi described him as the Sheikh of hadith scholars. He recorded Maqdisi's death in the year 1245 C.E., 643 A.H.[5]

He was a relative of Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi, as his grandmother and Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisis mother were sisters, while Ibn Qudamah was his maternal uncle.[6]


  • Talmon-Heller, Daniella (2002). Riley-Smith, Jonathan Simon Christopher (ed.). The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings of the Shaykhs of the Holy Land. 1. published in Crusades. Aldershot, Hampshire: Published by Ashgate for the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. pp. 111–154. ISBN 0754609189. : a collection of anecdotes about the shaykhs of the Nablus area prior to the mass immigration of Hanbalis to Damascus. Diya al-Din collected the stories from his older relatives who had also lived there
  • Al-Āhādith al-Jiyād al-Mukhtārah min mā laysa fī Ṣaḥīḥain: a collection of hadith arranged by the name of the Companion narrating each hadith, in alphabetical order. He was unable to complete it. He intended to include only authentic hadith a goal which, to a large extent, he accomplished.[7]

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  1. ^ Tawassul part 2
  2. ^ Ibn Al-Jawzi
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Al-Risalah al-Mustatrafah., pg. 24.
  4. ^ Daniella Talmon-Heller, "The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings of the Shaykhs of the Holy Land by Diya’ al-Din Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad b. Abd al-Wahid al-Maqdisi (569/1173-643/1245): text, translation, and commentary." Crusades 1 (2002), pp. 111–113.
  5. ^ Duwal al-Islam, by al-Dhahabi, vol. 2, pg. 159, Dar al-Sadir, Beirut.
  6. ^ Drory, 1988, p. 107
  7. ^ Al-Risalah al-Mustatrafah, pg. 24.