The Ten Readers & Their Transmitters

Muḥammad Ghoniem & M S M Saifullah

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First Composed: 8th January 2002

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The following information is taken from ʿAlawi ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bilfaqih's, Al-Qira'at al-ʿAshr al-Mutawatir, 1994, Dar al-Muhajir.


1. Nafiʿ al-Madanī (of Medinah): Ibn ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān ibn Abī Naʿim, Abū Ruwaym al-Laytī, his origin is from Isfahan (70-169 AH).

Qalun: Abū Mūsa, ʿIsa ibn Mina al-Zarqī, the slave of Banī Zuhrah (120-220 AH).

Warsh: ʿUthmān ibn Saʿīd al-Qutbī, the Egyptian the slave of Quraysh (110-197 AH).

2. Ibn Kathir, the Meccan: ʿAbdullāh, Abū Maʿbad al-ʿAttar al-Dari, the Persian (45-120AH).

Al-Buzzi: Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdillāh, Abū al-Ḥasan al-Buzzi, the Persian (170-250 AH).

Qunbul: Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān, the Makhzumi (by loyalty), Abū ʿAmr, the Meccan, known as Qunbul (195-291 AH).

3. Abū ʿAmr ibn al-ʿAlāʾ: Zuban ibn al-ʿAlāʾ al-Tamimi al-Mazini, the Basran (68-154 AH).

Ḥafṣ al-Duri: Abū ʿAmr, Ḥafṣ ibn ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Baghdādi, the grammarian, the blind. (-246 AH).

Al-Susi: Abū Shuʿayb, Saliḥ ibn Ziyad ibn ʿAbdillāh ibn Ismāʿil ibn al-Jarud ar-Riqqi. (-261 AH).

4. Ibn ʿAmir of Damascus: ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAmir ibn Yazid ibn Tamim ibn Rabiʿah al-Yaḥṣibi (8-118 AH).

Hishām: Abū al-Walid, Hishām ibn ʿAmmar ibn Nuṣayr ibn Maysarah al-Salami al-Dimashqi (153-245 AH).

Ibn Dhakwān: Abū ʿAmr, ʿAbdullāh ibn Ahmad al-Qurayshi al-Dimashqi. (173-242 AH).

5. ʿAasim, the Kufan: Abū Bakr, ʿAasim ibn Abi al-Najud al-'Asadi (by loyalty) (-127 AH).

Shuʿbah: Abū Bakr, Shuʿbah ibn ʿAyyash ibn Salim al-Kufi (i.e., the Kufan) an-Nahshali (by loyalty) (95-193 AH).

Ḥafṣ: Abū ʿAmr, Ḥafṣ ibn Sulayman ibn al-Mughirah ibn Abi Dawud al-Asadi al-Kufi (the Kufan). (90-180 AH).

6. Ḥamzah, the Kufan: Abū ʿImarah, Ḥamzah ibn Ḥabib al-Zayyat al-Taymi by loyalty (80-156 AH).

Khalaf: Abū Muḥammad al-Asadi al-Bazzar al-Baghdadi (150-229 AH).

Khallad: Abū ʿIsa, Khallad ibn Khalid al-Baghdadi (- 220 AH).

7. Al-Kisa'i, the Kufan: Abū al-Ḥasan, ʿAli ibn Ḥamzah, the Persian, Asadi by loyalty (119 - 189 AH)

Al-Layth: Abū al-Ḥarith, al-Layth ibn Khalid al-Baghdadi (- 240 AH).

Al-Duri: Ḥafṣ, the transmitter of Abū ʿAmr (see above).

8. Abū Jaʿfar: Yazid ibn al-Qaʿqaʿ al-Makhzumi al-Madani (of Medinah) (- 130 AH).

ʿIsa ibn Wirdan: Abū al-Ḥarith al-Madani (of Medinah by style)  (- 160 AH)

Ibn Jummaz: Abū ar-Rabiʿ, Sulayman ibn Muslim ibn Jummaz al-Madani (of Medinah) (- 170 AH)

9. Yaʿqub: Abū Muḥammad, Yaʿqub ibn Isḥaq ibn Zayd ibn ʿAbdillāh ibn Abi Isḥaq al-Ḥaḍrami, the Basran, the slave of the Ḥaḍramis (117 - 205 AH)

Ruways: Abū ʿAbdillāh, Muḥammad ibn al-Mutawakkil, the Basran (- 238 AH).

Rawḥ: Abū al-Ḥasan, Rawḥ ibn ʿAbd al-Muʾmin, the Basran, the Hudhali by loyalty (- 234 AH).

10. Khalaf the 10th: The transmitter of Ḥamzah (see above)

Isḥaq: Abū Yaʿqub, Isḥaq ibn Ibrahim ibn ʿUthman al-Maruzi al-Baghdadi (- 286 AH).

Idris: Abū al-Ḥasan, Idris ibn ʿAbd al-Karim al-Ḥaddad al-Baghdadi (189 - 292 AH).

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