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The author of this treatise is al-Hafidh as-Suyuti. He was pure, kind, righteous, pious and observant of his sustenance. The wealthy leaders would come and visit, him and present wealth to him which he would reject. Towards the end of his life he secluded himself away in his homes and occupied himself with knowledge and authoring until he was afflicted with an illness which ended with his death in 911 AH (1505 CE), may Allah have mercy on him, May Allah reward the editor of this work with the best of rewards and increase him in success in order to produce more of the likes of these valuable treatises from the books of the Sunnah which are a light and blessing for the Muslims. We ask Allah, the Most Blessed, to make this work sincerely for His Noble Countenance and our last supplication is that all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.Imam As-Suyuti (849-911AH /1445-1505) the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, encyclopedist, historian, and biographer and probably one of the most prolific of all Islamic writers. There are an enormous number of his essays and treatises preserved today. A number of his writings concerned scientific topics or issues related to natural science and food and regimen, amongst other things From Asyut in Egypt,he was among the most renowned and prolific Muslim scholars of all time. He wrote more than 300 books, covering every aspect of the Islamic sciences. He memorized the Quran at the age of eight, and then went on to study with more than 150 scholars. He travelled extensively in his quest for knowledge ï¿½ to Damascus, Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, and the lands south of Morocco, as well as in Egypt. Al-Suyuti devoted his life to learning, teaching and writing. He was noble, abstinent and self-sufficient, distancing himself from people of rank and power and living on what he earned by teaching. Major writings of al-Suyuti that remain widely used today include al-Itqan, on the Quranic sciences; and Tafsir al-Jalalayn, which he completed when only 22.