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al-Dāraquṭnī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. ʿUmar (306–385/918–995), a well-known scholar of ḥadīth from Baghdad and composer of one of the last sunan works. 

Biography, Education and Students

His nisba refers to the Dār al-Quṭn quarter of Baghdad. While some sources have given 305/917 as his year of birth, he himself writes that he was born in 306/918 (see al-Dāraquṭnī, Ilzāmāt, 116). Al-Dāraquṭnī’s father was also a scholar and ḥadīth

Cite this page
Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, “al-Dāraquṭnī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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