Are Ibn Hajar Al Makki and Ibn Hajar Haythami al Makki and al Haythami (author of Majma al Zawaid) the same person? And all three Shafis?
Answer: Ibn Hajar Al Makki and Ibn Hajar Haytamy are the same person, and it is Haytamiy, not Haythamiy. The other person is Nuuru-d-Diin Al-Haythamiy and is a different person. Both are Shaafiˆiys.