Born 97 Hijrī
Died 163 Hijrī
His Kunyāh was Abū ʿAbdullāh.
Imām adh-Dhahabī said,
"He was a brilliant, illustrious, renowned and eminent Faqīh and master of Hifdh who lived in Kūfah."
Imām Yahya Bin Saʿīd al-Qattān said,
"I have not seen anyone who is greater and has memorised more Hadīth than him."
Imām Awzaʿī said,
"There is no person that has remained where the whole Ummāh has an Ijmā that they are likeable and have precise authentic Hadith except for Imām Sufyān ath-Thawrī."
Imām Ibn ul-Mūbārak said,
"I do not know of anyone on the face of this earth who has more knowledge than Imām Sufyān ath-Thawrī."
Imām Wakīʿ said,
"Imām Sufyān ath-Thawrīs knowledge was as great as the sea. I have not seen anyone in the whole of ʿIrāq who has the same amount of knowledge and virtue than Imām Sufyān ath-Thawrī."
(Tadhkiratul Huffādh volume 1, page no.172, 173)
Translated by Abu Ubaydah
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