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Wakee ibn al-Jarrah

8th-century Islamic scholar

745   -   811

country of citizenship: Abbasid Caliphate
occupation: theologian, muhaddith, mufassir
student of: Sulaimān Ibn-Mihrān Al-A’mash, Abd al-Rahman al-Awza'i, Malik ibn Anas, Israel ibn Yunus, إسماعيل بن أبي خالد, Hammad ibn Salamah, Sufyan al-Thawri, Sufyan ibn `Uyaynah, ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAwn

Wakee ibn al-Jarrah al-Kufi (746-812) was a hadith scholar of 8th-century. He was considered as Chief muhaddith of his time. It is reported that Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid offered him the post of Chief Justice, but he refused because of fear of dependence on power and his asceticism.
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