BBC Radio 4 interviews Abu Khadeejah from Salafi Publications, Birmingham concerning the late Dawood Burbank – may Allah have mercy upon him and his wife. Abu Khadeejah speaks about the orthodox understanding of Islaam Dawood Burbank adhered to and the great role he played in spreading this understanding throughout Britain.
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- (Talib ul ilm) Abu Talha Dawood Burbank [d.1432H] - Brief Biography
An insightful lecture delivered by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq at the Alhuda Bolton Conference on 23/11/13 about the life and creed of Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah).
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The Muhaddith of Yemen, Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (d.1421H) – rahimahullaah – said,
“Our brother, Maalik, is a strong (student of knowledge). We advise them to benefit from his knowledge. And we have known him – and all praise is due to Allaah – to be a strong (student of knowledge).”
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His Lineage, Birth and Death
He is Abu al-Hasan Alee bin Ismaa’il bin Abi Bishr Ishaaq, and is lineage traces back to the companion Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (radiallaahu anhu). He was born in 260H and it has also been said, 266H and 270H. He died in 330H according to the strongest of opinions.
The Various Stages of His Life
And Abu Hasan al-Ash’ariyy in the first part of his life, used to be a Mu’taziliyy since he was brought up at the hands of Abu Alee al-Jubaa’ee the Shaikh of the Mu’tazilah of Basrah in his time.
And Allaah willed goodness for Abu Hasan al-Ash’ariyy and granted him success in taking from the Book and the Sunnah and abandoning the madhhab of the Mu’tazilah. Then he refuted the sophistry of the Mu’tazilah, exposed their falsehood, rendered futile their arguments with both textual evidence and by way of reason. His books testify to that. He then remained, for a period, speaking in certain matters of belief, with the saying of Ibn Kullaab. However, in the final stage of his life he was upon the aqeedah of the Salaf and he spoke with whatever Imaam Ahmad spoke with – may Allaah have mercy upon him – with respect to all the Attributes of Allaah. So he affirmed for Allaah whatever Allaah affirmed for himself and whatever His Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) affirmed for Him in his Sunnah.
al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah is a book dealing with ‘aqeedah (basic tenets of faith) which was written by Imam al-Tahhaawi and named after him.
He is the imam, muhaddith and faqeeh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Salaamah al-Tahhaawi – who is named after a village in Upper Egypt – he studied with many Shaykhs and learned from them and benefited from them, and he listed their number as three hundred Shaykhs.
He was praised by more than one of the scholars:
Ibn Yoonus said: al-Tahhaawi was trustworthy, sincere, a faqeeh and a man of wisdom, and after him there was no one else like him.
Al-Dhahabi said: the faqeeh, muhaddith, haafiz, one of the prominent scholars, and he was trustworthy, sincere, a faqeeh and a man of wisdom.
Ibn Katheer said: He was one of the trustworthy, sincere and a haafiz.
He wrote books which were well-written, comprehensive and of great value, among which was his great book Ma’aani al-Athaar, which contains research on fiqh accompanied by evidence and discussion of controversial matters, and pointing to which view is more correct. His books also include Mushkil al-Athaar and others.
He died (may Allaah have mercy on him) in 321 AH and was buried in Egypt, in al-Quraafah.
See his biography in Siyar A’laam al-Nubala’ (15/33-37) and al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah (11/174).
Abu Talhah Dawud bin Ronald Burbank and his Wife Have Died
May Allaah have Mercy upon them both
Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank and his wife passed away earlier today, Tuesday 1st November 2011 (5th Dhul-Hijjah 1432H) – may Allaah shower them both with His abundant Mercy. (Their Janaazah will be prayed at the Haram Masjid in Makkah, after Fajr on Wednesday 6th Dhul-Hijjah, inshaa’Allaah)
The eyes shed tears, there is sadness and grief in the heart, but we only say things pleasing to our Lord. Indeed we are saddened by the passing away of our brother Abu Talhah, rahimahullaah and his wife (rahimahallaah).
“Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon.”
“Indeed to Allaah we belong and to Him we shall return.”
Allaah, the Most Perfect and the Most High, said,
“And give glad tidings to the patient – those who, when afflicted with a calamity, say ‘Indeed to Allaah we belong and to Him we shall return.’ It is those who will be rewarded with blessings and mercy from their Lord. And it is those who are the guided ones.” (Al-Baqarah 2:155-157)
Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said: “To Allaah belongs what He took, and to Him belongs what He gave. Everything is recorded with him for an appointed term..” (Ahkaamul-Janaa’iz of Al-Albaanee)
Both Abu Talhah and Umm Talhah were in a state of Ihraam, calling out the talbiyah wherein the Tawheed of Allaah, the sole right He has of worship is called out with an audible voice. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) stated on an occasion when a Companion died in a state of Ihraam:
“Wash him with water and sidr (lotus), and shroud him in two garments. Do not embalm or perfume him, and do not cover his head or face. He will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment making the Talbiyah.” [Bukhaaree and Muslim]
They passed away in this month of Dhul-Hijjah on their way to Hajj in these, the most virtuous days in the world, as the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) stated – days in which righteous deeds are most beloved to Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Most Majestic.
The bus they were on caught fire, and both of them were killed in the fire. Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) stated:
“Death from burning is a Shahaadah (martyrdom)…”
[Declared hasan by Shaikh al-Albaanee in Ahkaamul-Janaa'iz, p.55]
I have known Abu Talhah and his family (Umm Talhah) for twenty years. He has been my teacher, my friend, my confidant, an adviser, a support for myself and my family throughout this time. In the depths of battles practically throughout the whole of the nineties he stood firm against the people of misguidance and bid’ah, translating material in clarification of the haqq and propagating the haqq, without any compromising or fearing the blame of the blamers. He stood firm against the Soofees, the Ash’arees, the Khawaarij and the Shi’ah – he translated the works of the scholars both past and present, making clear the path of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah. He defended the honour of the scholars such as Shaikh Ibn Baaz, Shaikh Shaikh Al-Albaanee, Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee and Shaikh Rabee al-Madkhalee when the partisans and the innovators in the West tried to dishonour and discredit them. He became a symbol and a sign of Salafiyyah in the West, and we do not praise anyone beyond Allaah, the Most High.
He translated scores of books of the Scholars, he translated ‘At-Tawassul’ of Shaikh al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) and thereby clarified the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah in opposition to the grave worshippers and Soofees. He translated ‘The Reality of Soofism’ of Shaikh Muhammad bin Rabee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah), he translated ‘The Explanation of the Three Principles’ of Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah), he translated ‘The Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allaah’ of Shaikh Rabee’ al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah), he translated ‘The Explanation of the Creed’ of Imaam al-Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah), and much more besides.
In the nineties, when the da’wah was in its infancy, many people left the Salafi Manhaj, preferring the paths of innovation – Dawud (rahimahullaah) saw them come and saw them go, but he would not join them in their opposition. Rather he would advise those who were once with us upon this path of Sunnah, he would show great concern for them so that they not become misguided. He would make du’aa for them, and then leave their affair to Allaah, and stop his association with them, only for the sake of Allaah. He would not compromise with them, nor praise those who opposed this blessed Manhaj. He was the first person to translate the rudood (refutations) of Shaikh Muqbil, Shaikh al-Albaanee and Shaikh Rabee’ against Jam’iyyah Ihyaa Turaath al-Islaamee – he stemmed and almost cut off their bid’ah in the UK by way of these translations (by the permission of Allaah). Allaah had blessed him with skills of translation that I have not seen equaled in the West, and Allaah knows best.
The Scholars loved and praised him and spoke highly of him, and were saddened at his passing away as has been narrated from Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee, Shaikh Rabee’, Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree, Shaikh Ahmad as-Subay’ee and Shaikh Falaah bin Ismaa’eel.
In fact, Shaikh al-Anjaree (hafidhahullaah) called me himself seeking news about Abu Talhah and his wife – he made du’aa for them and praised them for their nobility and virtues, and then he made du’aa for their children and ended by giving me some valuable advice.
Shaikh Muqbil (rahimahullaah) heard of the excellence of Dawood and wrote a tazkiyyah for him nearly fifteen years ago!
Shaikh Abdus-Salaam Burjiss Aal Abdul-Kareem (rahimahullaah) used to sit with us and advice us with the importance of knowledge and adhering to the Salafi Manhaj – he loved the company of Abu Talhah as did Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee upon their several visits to Birmingham.
There has not been a time that I have met with Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee except that he would ask about the welfare of Abu Talhah. I recall back in 1999 when I was in Kuwait sitting in a gathering of mashayikh and they had heard that one of the children of Abu Talhah had become ill – they spoke well of him and made du’aa for his child. Then they asked me to convey their salutations to him.
When Shaikh Abdus-Salaam Burjiss (rahimahullaah), a former judge and scholar of Riyadh, would visit us from time to time in Birmingham along with Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee, he would bring gifts – he knew the shyness of Dawud, and would ask me to pass the gift to him on his behalf.
He started teaching regularly in the mid 90′s upon the advice of Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree. This was after Shaikh al-Anjaree saw that the people of partisanship had left us and scattered, and we were few in number who remained upon the Sunnah and Salafiyyah. So Shaikh al-Anjaree encouraged him to step up and teach the people what he possessed of knowledge and call the people to Salafiyyah. So we set up classes, and only a handful sat in those duroos of ours in the early days – as this was in the era of the split from JIMAS and after Ihyaa Turaath (with the help of Suhaib Hasan and Green Lane) had poisoned many of the people with their hizbiyyah. But Abu Talhah persisted and continued not flinching from the immense task ahead of him. Shaikh al-Anjaree requested from me to remain close to Abu Talhah, to support him, encourage him and strengthen him in his determination.
Slowly but surely the numbers grew, the da’wah spread, the opposers were silenced, the truth became clearer and clearer. The da’wah of the scholars took root, wal-hamdulillaah. Abu Talhah would teach from the well-known books, such as ‘Kitaabut-Tawheed’ of Shaikh ul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab, ‘Al-Aqeedatul-Waasitiyyah’ of Ibn Taymiyyah, ‘Riyaadhus-Saaliheen’ of an-Nawawee, ‘as-Saheehah’ of Shaikh al-Albaanee and many others. With these efforts and the efforts of others, and by the Grace of Allaah, Birmingham became a destination for Salafis in the UK, an island of Salafiyyah in this land. People traveled and moved with their families to Birmingham. The scholars heard of the efforts being made and when asked about the da’wah in Europe, they would praise the efforts of the brothers in Birmingham at ‘Salafi Publications’, and encourage co-operation with them (such as Shaikh Muqbil) and even living amongst them, if one could not migrate to a Muslim land (such as Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Falaah and Shaikh al-Anjaree). We worked collectively and tirelessly in disseminating the Salafi da’wah: Abu Talhah, Abu Hakeem, Abu Iyaad (and others), and there is no doubt regarding the prominent and exceptional role Abu Talhah (rahimahullaah) played in conveying this da’wah over the last 20 years.
Abu Talhah (rahimahullaah) continued and never stopped calling the people to the aqeedah and the manhaj and the fiqh and the akhlaaq and the adaab of the Salaf – not for one moment have I known him to be upon anything other than that. He was firm upon the Sunnah, not compromising – if he knew something to be the haqq, he would hold to it with his molar teeth. Though he lived far from the Masjid, he would still walk miles to reach the Masjid as-Salafi, hoping for the reward from Allaah and a removal of sin for every step that he took, rahimahullaah. I would ask him, “Dawood, why do you not learn to drive?” He would respond, “No thank you, I’m fine walking,” and we would laugh. He would not carry a mobile phone, and had no interest in having one, as he knew it would occupy him away from “more important matters”. He would rarely travel out of Birmingham for da’wah, and on several occasions he would seek our advice before traveling. He was a loving and caring husband and father, with a beautiful sense of humor. He was full of information, and we would talk for hours sometimes about the Deen and worldly matters of interest, but never was he lewd or foul ever. He was conscious of time and being on time and not wasting time. In the trips to visit the Mashayikh of Saudi Arabia, I would share the hotel room with him, we would talk for hours about the affairs of da’wah – sometimes he would disappear, and we would not see him for hours – then he’d reappear clutching bags of books that he had picked up at some obscure bookshop in Makkah or Madinah, then he’d sit down flicking through them for hours. He’d return to the UK, quite often with overweight luggage! We’d have fun discussing the various scenarios to expect at the airport when our bags are weighed. He would say, “Well if Abu Hakeem can get away with it, so will I… inshaa’Allaah!”. In 2001 before Hajj, Abu Talhah called me and said, “I’ve got some news.. I’m going Hajj, inshaa’Allaah.” I replied, “Maashaa’Allaah Dawood! Excellent news!” He said, “Would you like to come along?” I responded, “Love to Dawood, but can’t really afford it right now. Maybe next year.” So he said, “I will arrange the tickets.. just say yes.” I said, “I don’t want to put anyone through difficulty.” He said, “So you’re coming, inshaa’Allaah.” I said, “Yes! Inshaa’Allaah.” Generous and giving till the last, rahimahullaah. It was the most enjoyable and memorable Hajj I have performed. We stayed in some strange apartments (!!), and never left each others side throughout the nearly four weeks, and we used to often recall that Hajj (and reminisce and smile) – that we performed alongside several other brothers: Abu Amaan, Abu Hammaad, Jamaal ad-Deen, Abu Abdul-Kareem, Maqsood, Abdul-Hameed and others. After that Hajj, there was never a time that AbuTalhah went to Makkah and Madinah except that myself, Abu Hakeem and Abu Iyaad accompanied him.
He was from the founders of al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah and a pillar of its early success, as his translations and research were an invaluable part of the da’wah. It is amazing looking back at where we began in the early 90′s and how much we have gone through – and all praise is due to Allaah – that Salafiyyah has tens and thousands of adherents now in the UK, and to think that Allaah had decreed Abu Talhah (rahimahullaah) to be a leading figure in that call, and we praise no one beyond Allaah. My brothers and sisters, make no mistake, he (rahimhullaah) remained steadfast till the last.
I invited him to my home only a few weeks ago, him and his family and his children. They spent the day with us till just before Maghrib. We spoke about the early days of the da’wah when we were isolated, yet stood firm and we spoke of the duroos in those days, classes that were based around the manhaj of tasfiyyah and tarbiyyah. How the people abandoned us, prevented us and how the Mashayikh stuck by us and would advise us, and then we would return back ‘re-charged’ and enthused with energy, walhamdulillaah, Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee, Shaikh Rabee’ and Shaikh al-Anjaree being the most instrumental in encouragement! May Allaah bless and preserve our mashiyikh.
We spoke of the sittings with the scholars, when Abu Talhah, Abu Hakeem, Abu Iyaad, Hasan as-Somaalee and myself would go regularly to Saudi Arabia and sit with the scholars; the hajj and ‘umrahs that we made together – happy times and tough battles, memories that we cherished dearly. And how we have grown into middle-age upon this da’wah, and how many scholars have passed away; and how old the living ones have become. We spoke about Shaikh Rabee’ (hafidhahullaah) a lot, and Abu Talhah expressed how much love he had for the Shaikh, and how angered he is at those who speak ill of him, and of Shaikh Ubaid and Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee (whom he loved greatly). We spoke about natural health and issues related to natural medicine, as he was a proponent of natural foods and healthy living. He loved our brother Abu Iyaad and would praise him often for his efforts in the da’wah and his translations, and in bringing to the forefront the importance of Prophetic medicine and healthy living by eating healthily. We spoke in this visit of his to my home about where to get hold of organic and raw food, we exchanged websites of organic suppliers – his sons sat, listened and participated in our discussions with polite and useful comments, showing the excellent tarbiyyah of the parents upon their children. We spoke for hours, in the pleasure of each others company.
Umm Talhah (rahimahallaah) was a caring and careful mother – a joyful character who loved her children and cared immensely for the Sunnah and its implementation in the home. A day before she left for Hajj, she rang our home and spoke to my wife about how she was so overjoyed that Allaah, the Most Perfect and Most High, had given her another opportunity to perform Hajj, this endeavour for Allaah’s sake. May Allaah unite these two loving parents with their children once more in the highest and most noble company, in the highest level of Jannah.
Wallaahi, my brothers and sisters, I have do not know of anyone in the West more meticulous in acting upon the Sunnah than Abu Talhah - he would know fine details of how the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) walked, talked, ate and behaved and he would follow him in that precisely. He was from the shyest of the people, from the most humble and with the least concern for the world and its glitter. I do not say this out of flattery for anyone, nor to raise a person above his level, but rather from my truthful knowledge of him. And this is something that was witnessed by Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee, Shaikh Falaah bin Ismaa’eel and Shaikh al-Anjaree amongst others. They would mention this to us about Abu Talhah (rahimahullaah) in his absence and praise his humbleness. Myself and Abu Hakeem have heard this from our mashayikh.
There is no doubt that we are saddened at the loss of our brother and his wife, especially those of us in the arena of da’wah! My brothers such as Abu Hakeem, Abu Iyaad, Hasan as-Somaalee, Kashiff Khan, the Shoorah of al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah (Abu Junaide and Abu Fudayl) and others, may Allaah preserve them all, as well as those who attend the duroos and frequent the Masjid – all have expressed their sadness at the departure of this beloved brother and his wife. Myself and Abu Hakeem have received calls and messages from all across the UK, and the USA, Canada, KSA, Kuwait, the Caribbean, and Sri Lanka (to name a few) mentioning their sadness at the loss of our brother and sister – yet we utter only those words which please our Lord, the Mighty and Majestic.
O Allaah! Forgive Abu Talhah and forgive Umm Talhah, elevate their position amongst the guided ones,and raise good successors for them from their offspring. Forgive us and them, O Lord of the worlds, expand and illuminate their graves, for them both. Allaahumma Ameen!
Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul-Waahid Alam
His Name and Lineage:
He is Abu Bakr Muhammed ibn Muslim ibn Ubaydullah ibn Abdullah ibn Shihab ibn Abdullah ibn al-Harith ibn Zuhrah ibn Kilab ibn Murrah ibn Ka’b ibn Lu’ay ibn Ghalib al-Qurayshee az-Zuhuree al-Madanee.
He was born in the year 50 [AH] according to Duhaym, and according to Khalifah ibn Khayyat he was born in the year of 51 [AH].
Sufyan said, “I saw az-Zuhuree with his hair flowing to his shoulders and his beard dyed in a fading red colour. It looked like as if he dyed it with katam. He was bleared-eyed. I was 17 years old when he came to visit us in the year 123 [AH] and he stayed until 124 [AH].
Malik was misled by az-Zuhuree’s dyed beard which made him think az-Zuhuree was a young man.
Layth ibn Sa’d said, “az-Zuhuree wore a garment dyed in red.”
He narrated from Salh ibn Sa’d, Anas ibn Malik, Saaib ibn Yazeed, Abdullah ibn Tha’labah ibn Su’ayr, Muhmud ibn Rabee, Mahmud ibn Labid, Shabib Abu Jamilah, Sa’eed ibn Musayyab and many others.
Abu Hatim stated, “The most proficient of Anas ibn Malik’s students were az-Zuhuree, Qatadah and Thabit al-Bunanee, in that rank.”
az-Zuhuree related, “I sat with Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyab and I did not hear anything but the matters of the Hereafter. I sat with Ubaydullaah and I did not anymore with more rare narrations than him and I found Uwrah as an ocean of knowledge, who could not be disrupted by vessels.”
His Search for Seeking Knowledge:
Abu Zinaad said, “az-Zuhuree would write everything when he sought knowledge. I saw him with my eyes with slates which he used to write hadeeth on.”
Abu Zinaad said, “He used to carry with him wooden slates and paper on which we would write what he heard, and we used to laugh at him.”
Az-Zuhuree said, “My knees touched the knees of [I studied with] Ibn Musayyab for eight years.”
Az-Zuhuree said, “I moved inbetween Hijaz and Sham for forty-five years and I did not find a rare hadith neither did I find who narrate to me a rare hadith [which I didn’t know].”
His Manners in Seeking Knowledge:
Abdullah ibn Umar al-Umari mentioned that az-Zuhuree said, “I narrated a hadith to Alee ibn al-Husayn and when I completed doing so he said, “May Allaah bless you. That is how it was narrated to us.”
Malik said, “You did not use to write?” He answered, “No..” and did you not ask anything to be repeated? He answered, “No…”
Sa’d ibn Ibraheem said, “az-Zuhuree did not excel us in regards to knowledge except that he would ask anything he wanted and would not waste any effort.”
Az-Zuhuree said, “I have never asked a scholar to repeat what he said to me.”
Abu Zinaad said, “We used to follow az-Zuhuree when he would visit the scholars. He used to carry with him wooden slates and paper on which we would write what he heard.”
Malik said, “I read seventy ahadeeth to az-Zuhuree and I made an error in grammar in one of them, he said to me, “He shook his camel and angrily said, “People do not understand anymore.”
Az-Zuhuree used to seek knowledge from Urwah and other than him and when he would return home, he would wake one of his housemaids from sleep and tell her, “So and so narrated such and such..” She would asked, “What has that got anything to do with me!?” and he would replied, “I know it has nothing to do with you, however I just heard it and wished to revise it.”
Adh-Dhahee mentioned that az-Zuhuree disliked eating apples and used to drink honey he said that it helped his memory.
Az-Zuhuree used to say, “He would wishes to memorised ahadeeth should eat dried grapes.”
Praise for az-Zuhuree
Amr ibn Denaar said, “I have not seen anyone precise in their narration of hadeeth than az- Zuhuree.”
Sa’eed ibn Abdul Azeez said, “If knowledge comes to us from az-Zuhuree who is in Hijaz, we would accept it.”
Ahmed ibn Hanbal said, “az-Zuhuree is the best of people in regards to hadeeth and the most skilled in regards to their chain of narrations.”
Yahya ibn Sa’eed said, “No one from the people of knowledge had what ibn Shihab had.” Ayyoub said, “I have not met anymore more knowledge than az-Zuhuree.”
Ata ibn Abee Rabah, Umar ibn Abdul Azeez, Ayyub as-Sakhtiyyani, Malik in Anas, Sufyan ibn Uyaynah, Ibn Jurayj, Ja’far ibn Barqan, Muslim, al-Bukharee and many others.
Yahya ibn Ma’een said, “The most reliable scholars with regards to narrating hadeeth from him were, Malik ibn Anas, Ma’mar, Yunus, Aqil, Shu’aib and Ibn Uyaynah.”
al-Awzaa’ee mentioned that az-Zuhuree gave him a script and said “Narrate its content with my permission.”
Some of the people of hadeeth did not relate knowledge from az-Zuhuree because of some things they saw him doing. Abu Ja’far ar-Raa’zee said, “I did not write any ahadeeth from az-Zuhuree because he used to dye his hair black.”
Sa’eed ibn Abdul Azeez said, “We would go visit az-Zuhuree and he would host us with many types of foods.”
Adh-Dhahabee said, “az-Zuhuree was modest and highly respected in the government of Bannu Umayyah.”
Ibn Sa’d, Khaleefah and az-Zubair said, “Ibn Shihab died on the 17th Ramadaan 124 [AH].”
Taken from Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of Imam adh-Dhahabee.