BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR (I)
Date and place of birth
Ibn Juzayy was born on Thursday, 9 RabÄ«` ath-ThÄnÄ« 693 AH / 1294 AD in Granada, the then capital of al-Andalus.
Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Muhammad b. ‘AbdillÄh b. YahyÄ b. ‘Abdir-RahmÄn b. YÅ«suf b. Sa`Ä«d b. Juzayy al-KalbÄ«
Patronymic (kunyÄ): Abu’l-QÄsim (also that of his grandfather)
Many Andalusians combined the name Muhammad with the patronymic Abu’l-QÄsim
In Al-QawÄnÄ«n al-Fiqhiyyah, the author tackled the mas’alah [The pertinent hadÄ«th is: “ØªÙØ³Ù ÙÙØ§ Ø¨Ø§Ø³Ù Ù ÙÙØ§ ØªÙÙÙÙÙØ§ Ø¨ÙÙÙØªÙ” [Reported by inter alia al-BukhÄrÄ« and Muslim]:
“NB – The prohibition against certain names has been related. An example thereof is to give the patronymic of Abu’l-QÄsim, but that has been vetoed specifically in the lifetime of the Prophet, SallallÄhu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam, which is why each of AbÅ« Bakr as-SiddÄ«q and ‘AlÄ« b. AbÄ« TÄlib, may Allah be pleased with both of them, gave the patronymic of Abu’l-QÄsim to his son * afterwards”.
* Muhammad b. al-Hanafiyyah as regards the latter
Reason for the prohibition: Arabs prefer to address one by the patronymic – A man in al-BaqÄ«` once addressed a person by the patronymic of Abu’l-QÄsim in the presence of the Prophet, SallallÄhu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam, as transmitted by Anas (Reported by Muslim)
There is also a well-known permissive hadÄ«th in at-TirmidhÄ«’s collection and further supporting evidences
As one of his forefathers was named Muhammad and his grandfather’s name was also Muhammad, he is distinguishable from other ancestors by calling him Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Juzayy = No confusion can then arise [His son the compiler of Ibn BattÅ«tah’s Travels is also known as Muhammad b. Juzayy]
Ibn Juzayy: The appellation he became famous by (shuhrah)
Juzayy – JazÄ« – Jizyun: All 3 known among Arabs
Juzayy like Sumayy and ‘Ulayy
Juz b. Ab Bakr was one of the people who settled in Greater Syria as part of the army headed by AbÅ« ‘Ubaydah b. al-JarrÄh.
‘Abdur-RahmÄn b. Juz was appointed governor of Homs (formerly Emesa).
He is also ascribed to a village near Isfahan, one of the inhabitants of which was Ab HÄtim Muhammad b. IdrÄ«s b. al-Mundhir al-HanzalÄ« ar-RÄzÄ«, the well-known ImÄm and hÄfiz, who used to say: ‘We are from the village Juz in the Isfahan area.’
A noun of ascription to the Arab tribe of Kalb b. Wabrah b. Taghlib b. HalwÄn b. ‘ImrÄn b. al-HÄf(Ä«) b. QudÄ`ah  (QudÄ`ah belongs to the QahtÄniyyah according to the prevalent view). It is a Yemeni tribe.
It is said that Zayd b. HÄrithah, his son UsÄmah b. Zayd and Dihyah b. KhalÄ«fah al-KalbÄ« (in whose shape JibrÄ«l, peace be upon him, used to appear before the Prophet, SallallÄhu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam), belonged to this tribe.
A number of prominent KalbiyyÅ«n, who excelled in military service, politics, judicial office, scholarship (such as exegesis, hadÄ«th, fiqh, history, grammar and literature), arose in the Iberian Peninsula.
Their arrival in Granada occurred early, as did the spread of their prestige and influence there.
ISTI`ÄDHAH & BASMALAH: TAFSÄªR
Linguistically derived from al-fasr = elucidation / act of clarifying
Fasara ash-shay’a yafsiruhu or yafsuruhu fasran
Fasr is also the uncovering of a lid. TafsÄ«r also means unveiling.
Technically, as defined by az-ZarkashÄ« in Al-BurhÄn fÄ« ‘UlÅ«m al-Qur’Än :
“It is a science by which the Book sent down by Allah on His Prophet Muhammad, SallallÄhu ‘alayhi wa-Sallam, is understood, its meanings explicated, and its judgments and points of wisdom extracted”.
 He is QudÄ`ah b. MÄlik b. ‘Amr b. Murrah b. Zayd b. MÄlik b. Himyar (= the son of Saba’ b. Yashjub b. Ya`rub b. QahtÄn. Unlike his brother KahlÄn b. Saba’, Himyar founded kingship, since the TabÄbi`ah and others from his loins held power).
 In the JÄhiliyyah they resided in such areas as DÅ«mat al-Jandal, TabÙk and the border areas of Greater Syria.
 Others migrated in early 8th century AH to the coastal part of Istanbul or settled in Shayzar and Aleppo.