FULL NAME: Zabbaan bin ‘Ammaaar al-Tameemee al-Maazinee al-Basaro (d. 153 AH)
- He was one of the authorities in the Arabic language.
- He was one of the seven prominent Qurraa’.
- Abu ‘Amr Al-Basree al-Mazinee was born in the year 68 Al-Hijarah, and read in Basra, al-Kufah, Makkah, and Al-Medinah.
- He was born in Makkah, brought up in Basrah and died in Koofah.
- He had the most Shuyookh of all the Qurraa’ of the seven ways of recitation.
- Abdullah Ibn Katheer was one of his Shuyookh, and he heard Anas bin Maalik and others.
- Abu ‘Amr was known for his honesty, ascestism and scholarship.
- During his lifetime, his qiraa’ah became extremely popular in Hijaaz, Syria, Egypt and Yemen.
- The prominent narrators of his qiraaah were: Abu Zayd al-Ansaari, Asmaaee, Isaa bin Umar and Yahya al-Yazeedee.
- Two distinguished recitors who promoted his qiraa’ah were: Hafs al-Dauri and al-Soosi.
- In Sudan and Hadhramowt (Yemen) they recite the Riwaayah of Hafs Ad-Daaramee, who related from Imaam Abu A’mr Al Basaree.
- He died in Al-Kufah in the year 154 Al-Hijarah, may Allah be merciful to him.
Al-Imam Abu Amr passed on this famous way of recitation to Yahya Al-Yazeedee. Imam Yahya then passed it on to the two known raawee of this way of recitation: Abu ‘Amr Ad-Dooree and Abu Shu’ayb As-Soosiyy.