Abu ‘Amr Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman, al-Makhzumi, better known as Qunbul (195-291 AH / 808-904 CE),[1] was one of the primary transmitters of one of the Qira'at, or the canonical methods of reading the Qur'an.[2][3] Of the seven primary readings of the Qur'an, Qunbul was a transmitter of the method of Ibn Kathir al-Makki.[4][5][6] Like Al-Buzzi, who was the other canonical transmitter of Ibn Kathir's method, Qunbul was an indirect student and lived later than the namesake of the recitation method.[7]

Born808 CE / 195 AH
Died904 CE / 291 AH
Other namesAbu ‘Amr Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman, al-Makhzumi

In addition to transmitting one of the seven primary methods of Qur'an recitation, Qunbul was also the teacher of the man who was responsible for delineating those seven canonical readings, Abu Bakr Ibn Mujāhid.[6]

He died in the year 904 CE.[3][5]

References Edit

  1. ^ Theodor Nöldeke, Friedrich Schwally, Gotthelf Bergsträsser and Otto Pretzl. The History of the Qur'an, pg. 530. Ed. Wolfgang H. Behn. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2013. ISBN 9789004228795
  2. ^ Muhammad Ghoniem and MSM Saifullah, The Ten Readers & Their Transmitters. (c) Islamic Awareness. Updated January 8, 2002; accessed April 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Alfred Felix Landon Beeston, Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period, pg. 244. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. ISBN 9780521240154
  4. ^ Jane Dammen McAuliffe, The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'ān, pg. 50. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780521539340
  5. ^ a b Shady Hekmat Nasser, Ibn Mujahid and the Canonization of the Seven Readings, p. 129. Taken from The Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qur'an: The Problem of Tawaatur and the Emergence of Shawaadhdh. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2012. ISBN 9789004240810
  6. ^ a b Imām ibn Kathīr al-Makkī. © 2013 Prophetic Guidance. Published June 16, 2013. Accessed April 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Nöldeke et al., The History of the Qur'an, pg. 518.