Biography of Imam Sufyan Ibn 'Uyaynah by Salaahud-Deen 'Ali Abdul Mawjood "Biography of Imam Sufyan Ibn 'Uyaynah [Died 198 AH] This is the biography of the notable Imam, Sufyaan ibn 'Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, who linked the generation of the Tabi'in with that of the followers of Atba' al-Atba (the second generation after the Sahabah). He was the rare and unique scholar of his age, and he was a torch for the Sunnah and a proof upon the Ummah, may Allah Have mercy upon him. Preface This is a series of biographies of some scholars and some Muhaddiththeen of this Ummah which Allah has endowed with glory and. sublimity till the Day of Judgement. We will focus on private and public aspects of the lives of these scholars, such as their characteristics, manners, etiquettes, knowledge, religiosity and worship. How dire our need to these qualities in this age is! For, there is no way by which this Ummah can reclaim its lost glory and strength except by adopting those qualities that were the characteristics of our predecessors, and to revive what has become extinct of these attributes. Stories of the lives of these scholars have, for sometime now, become unknown to many Muslims, let alone non-Muslims. This led to the extinction of the light by which the confused find guidance. This light is waiting to be rekindled so that the path [to success in this world and the Hereafter] might continue to be illuminated.