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Zaynab bint al-Kamal
Hadith scholar and teacher from Damascus

Zaynab bint al-Kamal

Zaynab bint al-Kamal
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Intro Hadith scholar and teacher from Damascus
Was Islamic studies scholar
From Egypt
Field Religion
Gender female
Birth 1248, Damascus, Syria
Death 22 November 1339, Damascus, Syria (aged 91 years)
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Zaynab bint al-Kamal (646-740/1248-1339) was a hadith scholar and teacher from Damascus. Her full name was Um Abdullah Zaynab bint Ahmad b. Abdulraheem al-Maqdisiya al-Dimashqiya, but she is remained in the histoty under name Zaynab bint al-Kamal.

Child prodigy

At the first year she got the first ijazahs, at the age of two she obtained an additional certificate from Habiba bint Abi Umar. At the age of six years she received the written permission for the transmission of knowledge from the scholars from Aleppo, Alexandria, Cairo, Harran, and al-Sham. In the period of next 6 years till age of twelve she visited many assembles of the scholars and has got the exclusive right for transmission of the works she has heard. The scholars were confident enough transmitting the knowledge to a gifted young girl that they invested properly in the future that this girl would be an eminent scholar.

Mentioning by Imam ibn Katheer

In the handwriting notes Imam ibn Katheer left a message that he had heard Zaynab bint al-Kamal's recitation of Muwatta by Imam Malik in the Hanabilah Mosque near Mount Qasioun in Damascus.

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