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Sign of the Prophet Quake As-Suyuti (1445-1505 CE), in his book Al-Khasais-ul-Kubra (4-5), states that he copied this passage from the book Dala'il al-Nubuwwah (The Signs of Prophethood) written by Al-Bayhaqi in the 11th century CE. According to as-Suyuti, Al-Bayhaqi relied on the authority of Marwan b. al-Hakam.
717 CE Quake al-Suyuti cited his source as al-Mirat' by Sibt Ibn al-Jawzi
749 CE Sabbatical Year Quakes Karcz (2004) provided the following summary of As-Suyuti's stated source:
As-Suyuti cites the eye witness evidence of Abdalla al Katir, a well known historian and scientist (d. AH 196, 811/812 A.D.), transmitted by al Wadai (d. AH 716, 1316/1317 A.D.)
11th Century CE Palestine Quakes Ambraseys (2009) describes as-Suyuti's account as a careful distillation of earlier sources, Ibn al-Jauzi in particular. as-Suyuti cites Ibn al-Jauzi (aka Ibn al-Jawzi).
1068 CE Quake(s) JW: Similarities in accounts suggests that Ibn al-Jawzi or Sibt Ibn al-Jawzi was one of as-Suyuti's sources and possibly the Continuation of History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria by Mawhub ibn Mansur Mufarrij or a subsequent derivation as well.
1156-1159 CE Syria Quakes Ambraseys (2009:298) states that as-Suyuti takes his events from Abu Shama.
1293 CE Quake Ambraseys (2009) states that, for the 1293 CE Quake, Al-Suyuti's source is Ibn al-Mutawwaj (died 730/1330), who was also extensively used by al-Maqrizi in his Khitat on the topography of Fustat, see Guest (1902, 116, 125).