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He is: Abu Bakr Ahmad bin Ibraheem bin Ismaa'eel bin al-Abbaas al-Jurjaanee al-Ismaa'eelee. Al-Ismaa'eelee is an ascription to his grandfather, Ismaa'eel ibn al-Abbaas.
He started writing knowledge at the age of six in the year 283H, and he traveled to Khurasaan, Bagdhaad, Kufah, Basrah, Rayy, Hamdan, Anbar and Makkah and other places to hear hadeeth. His Shaykhs include Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Abee Shaybah.
Al-Haakim said (Siyar 16/294):
Al-Ismaa'eelee was unique in his time, the Shaykh of the Muhadditheen and the Fuqahaa and the noblest of them in leadership, valor and generosity.
Adh-Dhahabee said (Siyar 16/292):
The Imaam, the Haafidh, the Shaykh of Islaam.
He died in the year 371H at the age of 94 years.
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