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Yusuf bin `Abd al-Hadi (Ibn al-Mabrid)
A Short Biography

Yusuf bin Hasn bin Ahmad bin Hasan, bin Ahmad bin `Abd al-Hadi bin `Abd al-Hamid bin `Abd al-Hadi bin Yusuf bin Muhammad bin Qudama bin Miqdam bin Nas bin Fath bin Hudhayfa bin Muhammad bin Ya`qub bin al-Qasim bin Ibrahim bin Isma`il bin Yahya bin Muhammad bin Sali bin `Abd Allah bin `Omar bin al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with the two!). His agnomen is Abu al-Mahasin. Nicknamed Jamal al-Din, but well known as “Ibn al-Mabrid” (with a fatha on the mim and a sukun on the ba).

He was born in approximately 840 AH, in Damascus.

His instructors in Quran include: Ahmad al-Misri al-Hanbali, Muhammad al-`Askari, `Omar al-`Askari. and Zayn al-Din al-Habbal.

His instructors in fiqh include: Taqi al-Din al-Jara`i, Taqi al-Din Qundis, `Ala al-Din al-Mardawi, Burhan al-Din Ibn Muflih, Burhan al-Din al-Zar`i.

His instructors in hadith include: Ibn al-`Iraqi, Ibn al-Balisi, al-Jammal ibn al-Harastani, al-Salah ibn abi `Omar, and Ibn Nasr al-Din – the muhaddith of Sham.

He received ijazas from: al-Hafiz Ibn Hajr, al-Taqi al-Shamni, al-Shihab al-Hijazi, al-Burhan al-Ba`li, Abu `Abd Allah bin Fahd, Qasim bin Qatluba`a al-Misri, and al-Jammal ibn Nazi al-Sahiyya.

He authored well over 80 individual works in various disciplines, including Quranic exegesis, grammar, morphology, and rhetoric. But his greatest contributions were in hadith and fiqh.

He died in 909AH. May Allah grant him His mercy.