Known colloquially as “Biff” or “Sunny”

In Ibn Abi Usaibia, one Egyptian practitioner is introduced as follows:

Al-Shaikh al-Sadīd ibn Abī ‘l-Bayān. Sadīd al-Dīn Abū ‘l-Fadl Dā`ud ibn Abī ‘l-Bayan Sulaimān ibn Abī ‘l-Faraj Isrā`īl ibn Abī ‘l-Tayyib Sulaimān ibn Mubārak, was a Karaite Israelite.

Cough, yes, well, say no more.

Apparently — judging from a comment a bit further on — he was actually known as “Ibn Bayan”.

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