Imaam Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Al-Husayn Al-Aajurree
He was Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-Husayn al-Aajurree al-Baghdaadee, the Imaam, the Scholar of Hadeeth, the Example, the Shaykh of the Noble Haram, author of many beneficial works, truthful, the devout worshipper and the one who closely followed the Sunnah. He was born in Baghdad in the year 280H, later he moved to Makkah and died there in the year 360H after having lived there for some thirty years.He heard from: Abu Muslim al-Kajjee, Muhammad Ibn Yahyaa al-Marwazee, Abu Shu`ayb al-Harraanee, Ahmad Ibn Yahya al-Halwaanee, al-Hasan Ibn ‘Alee Ibn Alwee al-Qattaan, Ja`far Ibn Muhammad al-Firyaabee, Musaa Ibn Haaroon, Khalf Ibn ‘Amr al-‘Ukbaree, ‘Abdullaah Ibn Naahiyah, Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Ukbaree, Ja`far Ibn Ahmad Ibn ‘Aasim ad-Dimashkee, ‘Abdullaah Ibn al-‘Abbaas at-Tayaalisee, Haamid Ibn Shu`ayb al-Balkhee, Ahmad Ibn Sahl al-Usnaanee al-Muqri, Ahmad Ibn Musaa Ibn Zanjaway al-Qattaan, ‘Eesaa Ibn Sulaymaan, Abu ‘Alee al-Hasan Ibn al-Hubaab al-Muqri, Abu al-Qaasim al-Baghawee, Ibn Abee Dawood and others.
Those who narrated from him were: ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Nahaas, Abu al-Husayn Ibn Bishraan, his brother Abu al-Qaasim Ibn Bishraan, al-Muqri` Abu al-Hasan al-Hamaamee, Abu Nu`aym al-Haafidh and many from amongst the pilgrims and others.
Al-Khateeb said about him: “He was a person possessing Deen (religious qualities), trustworthy and precise. He authored (some) works.” [Reported by Ibn Katheer in Al-Bidaayah wa an-Nihaayah (11/306) and Adh-Dhahabee in As-Siyar (16/134-136)]
Ibn al-Atheer described him as being a Haafidh [See Al-Kaamil fee at-Taareekh (7/44)], as did Al-Haafidh Adh-Dhahabee in Mukhtasar al-Uluw(pg. 246).
Ibn Khalikaan said: “The Shaafi`ee Faqeeh, the Muhaddith, author of the famous book ‘Al-Arba`een’, he was a righteous servant.” [Ibn Khalikaan in Wafayaatul A`yaan (4/292). Others such as Ibn al-Jawzee mentioned him amongst the Hanbalees.]
Ibn al-Jawzee said about him: “He was trustworthy and precise, possessing Deen, a scholar and author.” [Sifatus Safwah (2/479)]
And he said: “He gathered together knowledge and asceticism.” [Manaaqib al-Imaam Ahmad (pg. 515)]
As-Suyootee said: “The Imaam, the Muhaddith, the Example. He was a scholar enacting what he taught, the follower of the Sunnah, possessing Deen, trustworthy and precise.” [Tabaqaatul Huffaadh (pg. 379)]
The work he wrote on ‘Aqeedah was “Ash-Sharee`ah”, published in one volume with the tahqeeq (verification) of Muhammad Haamid Al-Fiqqee, and in six volumes with the tahqeeq of Dr. ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Sulaymaan Ad-Dameejee. May Allaah have mercy on him.
Author/Translator: Abu Rumaysah. Source: Various Sources
Source: Originally published in al-manhaj .com website ( this site no more exists)