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Hadrat Sayyiduna ibn Juraij – may Allah be pleased with him – title was “Abul Waleed”. His full name is Abdul Malik bin Abdul Aziz bin Juraij Umawi. This is that eminent teacher of Ahadith who was blessed by learning Ahadith at the blessed feet of such great masters of Ahadith such as Imam Ata bin Abi Rabah, Imam Zuhri, Imam Jafer Sadiq – may Allah be pleased with them – etc.
One of his great attributes is that Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Bukhari – may Allah be pleased with him – considered him a treasure of knowledge. In fact, Imam Ali bin Mudaini – may Allah be pleased with him – has even gone so far as to declare that, “I studied the sanad of various Ahadith and found that all of these sanads were based on the authenticity of six Muhaddith and I found that the knowledge of these six Muhaddith had been gathered in the chest of Imam ibn Juraij.”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Bukhari – may Allah be pleased with him – same also mentions that the first person in Mecca Shareef to write a treatise on Hadith was Imam ibn Juraij – may Allah be pleased with him.