Ibn al-Barraj al-Tarabulusi

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Personal Information
Full Name Saʿd al-Dīn Abu l-Qāsim ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Niḥrir b. ʿAbd al-ʿAziz b. Barrāj al-Ṭarābulusī
Well-Known As Ibn Barraj
Birth About 400/1010
Residence Egypt, Baqghad, Damascus, Tripoli
Death 481/1088
Burial Place Tripoli
Scholarly Information
Professors Al-Sharif al-Murtada,al-Shaykh al-Tusi
Students Hasak b. Babwayh,'Abd al-Jabbar Muqri Razi
Works Jawahir al-fiqh, al-Muhadhdhab
Scholarly
Activities
judge of Tripoli

Saʿd al-Dīn Abu l-Qāsim ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Niḥrir b. ʿAbd al-ʿAziz b. Barrāj al-Ṭarābulusī (Arabic: سعدالدین ابوالقاسم عبدالعزیز بن نحریر بن عبدالعزیز ابن بَرّاج الطرابلسی) known as Ibn Barraj (Arabic: ابن براج) (b. about 400/1010 - d. 481/1088) was a Shi'a jurist and judge in 5th/11th century. He was a student of al-Sharif al-Murtada and al-Shaykh al-Tusi.

Nicknames and Titles

He was also known as " 'Izz al-Din", "'Izz al-Mu'minin", "al-Halabi" and "al-Tarabulusi". His nickname (kunya) was "Abu l-Qasim" and he was titled as "Qadi" and "Sa'd al-Din"

Biography

He was born in Egypt. There is no report about his birth date, however by the help of sources reporting that he lived for 80 years, one can interfere that he was born about 400/1088.

He stared his educations in his hometown. After the demise of al-Sayyid al-Murtada in 429/1038 he participated in al-Shaykh al-Tusi class and studied for 7 year under him. Ibn Barraj was al-Tusi's constant companion until al-Shaykh al-Tusi appointed him as his representative in Syria region. He became one of the great scholars of the region and consequently was appointed as the judge of Tripoli (Tarabulus) by Jalal al-Mulk in 438/1047.

He passed away on the eve of Jum'a, Sha'ban 9th 481/1089 in Tripoli and was buried there.

Students

He taught many students, some of them are:

Works

Published Works

Attributed Works

  • Al-Ma'alim
  • Al-Minhaj
  • Al-Kamil
  • Rawdat al-nafs fi ahkam 'ibadat al-khams
  • 'Imad al-muhtaj fi manasik al-hajj
  • Al-Muqarrab
  • Al-Mujaz
  • Husn al-tasrif

A Further Reading Source

a book about Ibn al-Barraj al-Tarabulusi in Arabic

The book Ibn al-Barraj al-Tarabulusi: 'Asruhu, Siratuhu wa Musannafatuh (Ibn Barraj, his era, characteristic and works) written bu Ja'far al-Muhajir is a great source for further reading about him.

This book is divided into 4 chapters and 2 addendums:

  • Chapter 1: Tripoli to Ibn Barraj's time; introducing the region geographically, entrance of Islam to the region and growth of Shi'ism in it.
  • Chapter 2: Ibn Barraj's life time; from birth to demise.
  • Chapter 3: Relations between Ibn Barraj and al-Shaykh al-Tusi; his attributes in al-Shaykh al-Tusi's books.
  • Chapter 4: His position in Tripoli as a teacher, judge and author.
  • Teacher: he taught many students. Eight of which are named in the book.
  • Judge: he was a Judge in Tripoli.
  • Addendum 1: Introduction of one of his students named As'ad b. Ahmad b. Abi Ruh Tirabulsi (d. 504/1111) and his works.
  • Addendum 2: Introduction of Ibn Abi Ruh's tomb its shrine and doom along with pictures.

The last part of the book is several useful indexes, which help the reader to find the context he is looking for.

References