Haji Khalifa in his famed biographical work ‘Kashf al Zanun’ records about this great Maliki scholar:

المولى العلامة خاتمة المحدثين محمد بن عبد الباقي بن يوسف الزرقاني المصري المالكي المتوفي سنة 1122 اثنتين وعشرين ومائة وألف شرحا حافلا في أربع مجلدات جمع فيه أكثر الأحاديث المروية في شمائل المصطفى صلى الله تعالى عليه وسلم وسيره وصفاته الشريفة جزاه الله خيرا ورحمه رحمة واسعة وللشيخ أبي الضياء علي بن علي بن الشبر املسي المتوفي سنة 1087 سبع وثمانين وألف حاشية على المواهب في خمس مجلدات ضخام نقلها الاميني في خلاصة السير المواهب اللدنية على القواعد الشرعية لسالكي الطريقة المحمدية وهو شرح قواعد الشريعة سبق في القاف

Mawla, Allamah, the seal of the Muhadtheen, Muhammad bin Abdul Baqi bin Yusuf al-Zarqani al-Masri al-Maliki, died in the year 1122, he wrote a rich commentary (Sharh) in four volumes, wherein he collated the vast bulk of hadith narrated about the character and biography of the Prophet [s], may Allah have mercy upon Zarqani and reward him. Sheikh Abi al-Dhya Ali bin Ali bin al-Shebr Amsli who died in year 1087 wrote a margin commentary on “al-Mawahib” in five huge volumes, al-Amini noted this fact that in “Khulasat al-Siar”. “Al-Muwahib al-Laduniya ala al-Qawaid al-Shari’a le Saliki al-Tariqa al-Muhamadiya” is a commentary on the fundamentals of Shari’a, as already mentioned above.

The book can be downloaded from the following online Salafi library
Mu’jam al-Mu’lafeen, Volume 12 (MS Word, Doc page No. 198)Cached

Allamah Ismaeel Basha Baghdadi (d. 1339) records about the great Maliki scholar:

الزرقاني محمد بن عبد الباقي بن يوسف بن احمد بن علوان الازهرى أبو عبد الله المصرى المالكى الشهير بالزرقاني المتوفى سنة 1122 اثنتين وعشرين ومأته والف . من تصانيفه اجوبة اسئلة رفع إليه نظما ونثرا . شرح موطأ مالك في الحديث . شرح المواهب اللدنية للقسطلاني في احدى عشر مجلدا مطبوع بمصر . مختصر المقاصد الحسنة للسخاوي وغير ذلك

Al-Zarqani Muhammad bin Abdulbaqi bin Yusuf bin Ahmad bin Alwan al-Azhary Abu Abdullah al-Masri al-Maliki, popularly known as al-Zarqani, died in year 1122.
From his authorship, answers of questions sent to him in a laymans manner, “Sharh Mawtta Malik” in hadith (field), “Sharh al-Mawahib al-Ludaniya” of al-Qastalani in eleven volumes published in Egypt, “Mukhtasar al-Maqased al-Hasana” of al-Sakhawi etc.

Hidayat al Aarfeen, Volume 2 page 311Cached

Khair al-Deen Zarkali (d. 1414) records in his authoritative biographical work ‘Al-Alaam’:

(al-Zarqani) * (1055 – 1122 H = 1645 – 1710 AD) Muhammad bin Abdul Baqi bin Yusuf bin Ahmad bin Alwan al-Zarqani al-Masri al-Azhari al-Maliki, Abu Abdullah: the seal of the Muhadatheen, in the land of Egypt. He was born and died in Cairo, his origins lay with “Zarqan” (a village in Munoof in Egypt). From his pen came “Talkhis al-Maqasid al-Hasana” in the field of hadith, “Sharh al-Bayqonya” in the field of ‘Mustalah’, “Sharh al-Mawahed al-Laduniya”, “Sharh Muwatta Malik” and “Wosol al-Amani” in the field of hadith.
Al Alaam, Volume 6 (MS Word, Doc page No. 265Cached

Umar Raza Kahalah records:

محمد الزرقاني ( 1055 – 1122 ه‍ ) ( 1645 – 1710 م ) محمد بن عبد الباقي بن يوسف بن احمد بن علوان الزرقاني ( 1 ) المالكي ( أبو عبد الله ) محدث ، فقيه ، اصولي . ولد وتوفي بالقاهرة . من تصانيفه : شرح المنظومة البيقونية في مصطلح الحديث ، مختصر المقاصد الحسنة في الاحاديث المشتهرة على الالسنة ، اشراق مصابيح السير المحمدية بمزج اسرار المواهب اللدنية ، ابهج المسالك بشرح موطأ الامام مالك ، وجواب اسئلة رفعت إليه

Muhammad al-Zarqani (1055 – 1122 H) (1645 – 1710 AD) Muhammad bin Abdulbaqi bin Yusuf bin Ahmad bin Alwan al-Zarqani al-Maliki (Abu Abdullah), Muhadith, jurist, Usooli. He was born and died in Cairo. From his authorship: “Sharh al-Mandoma al-Bayqonya” about hadith definitions, “Mukhtasar al-Maqased al-Hasana fi al-ahadith al-Mushtahira ala al-Alsena”, “Ishraq Mesabih al-Siar al-Muhammadiya be mazj al-Mawahib al-Laduniya”, Abhaj al-Masalik be Sharh Muwatta al-Imam Malik” and answers of question sent to him.
Mu’jam al Maulafaeen, Volume 10 (MS Word, Doc page No. 82)Cached

Allamah Abdul Hai bin Abdul Kabeer al-Takani in his famous work ‘Fehris al-Faharas’ which is the continuation of the book ‘Tabaqat al-Muhadtheen wa al-Hufaz’ has collected information about various Sunni scholars of Hadith. He records about Allamah Zarqani:

الزرقاني هو محدث الديار المصرية العلامة النحرير الطائر الصيت أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الباقي بن يوسف بن احمد بن علوان الزرقاني المالكي المصري المتوفى بمصر سنة 1122 وصفه تلميذه الشبراوي في ثبته ب خاتمة الحفاظ والجبرتي في عجائب الآثار ب خاتمة المحدثين

Al-Zarqani the Muhadith of Egyptian land, the masterly scholar, extremely well known, Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Abdulbaqi bin Yusuf bin Ahmad bin A’lwan al-Zarqani al-Maliki al-Masry, died in Egypt in year 1122, his student al-Shabrawi described his accuracy (in hadith) as the seal of the Hufaz, the giant in strange traditions, the seal of Muhadtheen.
Fehris al-Faharas, Volume 1 page 457, No. 239Cached

Yusuf Alyan Sarkis records:

عبد الباقي ” ( 1099 1020 ه‍ ) ( . ) عبد الباقي بن يوسف بن احمد شهاب الدين بن محمد ابن علوان الزرقاني المالكي كان عالما نبيها فقيها متبحرا لطيف العبارة

“Abdulbaqi (1020 1099 H) Abdulbaqi bin Yusuf bin Ahmad Shehab al-Deen bin Muhammad ibn A’lwan al-Zarqani al-Maliki, he was a discerning scholar, jurist, knowledgeable, possessed good speaking manners”
Mujam al-Matbuaat al-Arabiya, Volume 1 page (MS Word Doc page No. 627)Cached

 

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