الذَّهَبِيُّ: الْمُصَنِّفُ، مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ قَايِمَازَ ابْنِ الشَّيْخِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ التُّرْكُمَانِيُّ الْفَارِقِيُّ ثُمَّ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ الشَّافِعِيُّ الْمُقْرِئُ الْمُحَدِّثُ، مُخَرِّجُ هَذَا الْمُعْجَمِ.

Al-Dhahabī: Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Uthmān ibn ibn Qāimāz ibn ash-Shaykh ‘Abdullah Al-Turkumānī Al-Farqī Al-Damishqī Al-Shafi’ī Al-Muqrī, the author of the Muj’am (in reference to this book).

وُلِدَ سَنَةَ ثَلَاثٍ وَسَبْعِينَ وَسِتِّ مِائَةٍ.

He was born 673AH.

وَأَجَازَ لَهُ أَبُو زَكَرِيَّا ابْنُ الْمِصْرِيِّ , وَابْنُ أَبِي الْخَيْرِ , والْقُطْبُ بْنُ عَصْرُونَ , وَالْقَاسِمُ الْأَرْبِلِيُّ , وَعِدَّةٌ.

He received ijaaza from Abu Zakariya ibn Al-Misrī, Ibn Abi Al-Khayr, al-Qutb ibn ‘Asrūn, al-Qāsim al-Arbalī and others.

وَسَمِعَ بِدِمَشْقَ مِنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْقَوَّاسِ، بِالْعَلِيكِ مِنَ التَّاجِ ابْنِ عُلْوَانَ وَبِالْقَاهِرَةِ مِنَ الدِّمْيَاطِيِّ، وَبِالْقَرَافَةِ مِنَ الْأَبْرَقُوهِيِّ، وَبِالثَّغْرِ مِنَ الْغَرَّافِيِّ، وَبِمَكَّةَ مِنَ التَّوْزَرِيِّ، وَبِحَلَبَ مِنْ سُنْقُرٍ الْمُزَنِيِّ، وَبِنَابُلْسَ مِنَ الْعِمَادِ ابْنِ بَدْرَانَ.

[His teachers he benefited from]:
In Damascus: from ‘Umar ibn Al-Qawās, and Al-Tāj ibn ‘Alwān.
In Cairo: from Al-Dimyādī
In Al-Qarāfi (Egypt): from Al-Abrāquhī
In Al-Thaghr: from Al-Gharrāfī
In Mecca: from Al-Tuzrī
in Aleppo: from Sunqur al-Muzanī
and in Nablus: from Al-‘Imād ibn Badrān.

وَجَمَعَ تَوَالِيفَ , يُقَالُ مُفِيدَةٌ , وَالْجَمَاعَةُ يَتَفَضَّلُونَ وَيُثْنُونَ عَلَيْهِ، وَهُوَ أَخْبَرَ بِنَفْسِهِ فِي الْعِلْمِ، وَاللَّهُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِهِ، وَإِذَا سَلِمَ لِي إِيمَانِي فَيَا فَوْزِي.

And he collected some work, which were said to be useful, and the Jama’ah were pleased with him and mentioned him with praise, and he is more aware of himself with regards to his knowledge, Allaah Almusta’an (Allāh is the One whose help is sought) and their is no might nor power except through Him, and if my īman has been safeguarded for me then how victorious will I be.

1/97 المعجم المختص بالمحدثين

Al-Muj’am al-Mukhtas bil-Muhadithīn of Imām al-Dhahabī 1/97

Translated by Jalāl al-Libnānī (may Allah preserve him)

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