The Bio Of ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee

Imaam Bukhaaree said, “I have not held myself to be slight in the presence of anyone, except with ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee.

So who was ‘Alee Ibn A-Madeenee?

His Name:

His full name was (Abul-Hasan) ‘Alee Ibn ‘Abullaah Ibn Ja’far Al-Madeenee. More famously known as ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madenee. He was born in 161H in Basrah and died in Dhul-Qa’dah 234H in Saamarraa.

Those Who He Narrates From:

Those he narrated from include: Sufyaan Ibn ‘Uyaynah, Ibn Wahb, Yahyaa Ibn Sa’eed Al-Qattaan, his own father ‘Abdullaah, as well as numerous more.

Those who narrated from him include: Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Imaam Al-Bukhaaree, Aboo Haatim, Aboo Daawood, Sufyaan Ibn ‘Uyaynah (his teacher) as well as numerous others.

His Excellence:

Adh-dhahabee said, “He excelled in this field, and compiled and gathered, and surpassed the memorisers in knowledge of hidden defects in transmission (‘ilal), and it is said that he wrote two hundred works.

Aboo Haatim Ar-Raazee said, “Ibn Al-Madeenee was a sign amongst the people in his knowledge of hadeeth and hidden defects in transmission (‘ilal), and Ahmad Ibn Hanbal had not used to call him by his name, but rather use his kunyaa out of respect for him.I have never heard Ahmad use his name.”

Saalih Ibn Muhammad (Jazarah) said, “The most knowledgeable of those I met with regards to hadeeth and their hidden defects in transmission (‘ilal) was ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeene.

Ibn Mahdee said, “ ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee is the most knowledgeable of the people of the hadeeth of Allaah’s Messenger (saw), and of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Uyahnah (his teacher) in particular.

His Teachers’ Respect For Him:

Khalaf Ibn Al-Waleed Al-Jawhare said, “Ibn Uyahnah (i.e. Ibn Al-Madenee’s teacher) came out to us one day when ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee was with is, so he said, ‘If it were not for the presence of ‘Alee (ibn Al-Madeenee) I would not come out to you.’

Yahyaa Ibn Sa’eed Al-Qattaan (one of his teachers) said, “The people criticise me for sitting to study under ‘Alee (Ibn Al-Madeenee), but I learn from him more than he learns from me.

His Greatness:

Imaam Bukhaaree said, “I have not held myself to be slight in the presence of anyone, except with ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee.

Aboo Yahyaa Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan said, “When ‘Alee (Ibn Al-Madeenee) came to Baghdaad, he would be at the head of the gathering.(Yahyaa) Ibn Ma’een, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and Al-Mu’aytee came, and the people were watching. So if they differed about anything it was ‘Alee (Ibn Al-Madeenee) who spoke.

Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een said, “When ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee came to us he would make the Sunnah apparent.”

‘Alee Ibn A-Madeenee said, “Attaining knowledge of the meaning of the ahaadeeth is half of knowledge, and knowledge of the narrators is half of the knowledge.

[Siyaar A’laam An-Nubulaa, 11/41-60]


3 Responses to “The Bio Of ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee”

  1. Renesmee ( fake name ) Says:

    May I ask you something ??? Why shouldn’t we stretched the na sometimes it has an alif next to it but some people say that you should not stretched it whys that???

  2. Renesmee ( fake name ) Says:

    Can you believe this guys …. I just found a verse in the Quran and when it’s autumn you see every leaf on the floor right … But I cannot believer this verse ….. The verse says a leaf first asks Allah if I could fall on the floor are not…. Can you believe that!!!!!


    • Sis, there’s no hadeeth which says that a leaf asks Allaah’s permission before falling. There is a verse which states:

      “And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in (or on) the earth and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record.” [6:59]

      But no mention of the leaf asking Allaah’s permission, wAllaahu a’lam.

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