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Short Biographies of Scholars

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Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi's message of balanced spiritualityTopic: Short Biographies
Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi's message of balanced spirituality ​By Mansoor Akbar Kundi There is only one Maulana in Turkey - Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, known as one of the greatest mystic poets of Islam. In Turkey, he is known simply as 'Mevlana,' and his followers go by the title of 'Mevlevi.'...
Published: Monday 20 February, 2017
Life of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-JilaniTopic: Short Biographies
Life of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani Name: Abu Muhammad 'Abd al-Qadir bin Musa bin 'Abd Allah al-Jilani Born: He was born in Jilan a city of Iraq in 470 AH/1077 CE. Bringing up & Study: He was brought up in his noble Syed family under the guidance of his father "Abu Saleh Musa. H...
Published: Tuesday 14 February, 2017
Self Development/Motivational Books by Contemporary WritersTopic: Short Biographies
Self Development, Motivational Books This Page is not yet complete Umm Muhammad She is also known under the pseudonym of Saheeh International , she accepted Islam in 1974 while in Syria following an intensive study of Arabic. In 1981 she moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she continues...
Published: Friday 10 February, 2017
Mohammad Hashim KamaliTopic: Short Biographies
Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali was born on February 7, 1944, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He graduated from the University of Kabul (1965) and the University of London (1972). He is the author of Islamic Commercial Law (2000), a study of the application of Shariah principles to some crucial...
Published: Wednesday 08 February, 2017
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-JawziyyaTopic: Short Biographies
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya Name & Birth: Shams al-Din Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya. He was born in a small farming village near Damascus, Syria in 691 A.H/.1292 C.E. Study and His Shuyukh: He received a comprehensive Islamic education in Madrasah al-Jawziyyah, one...
Published: Tuesday 07 February, 2017
Shaykh Muhammad AwwamahTopic: Short Biographies
Name & Birth: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) was born on 1940 (1358) in Aleppo. Study & Shuyukh: Before he commenced his studies in the year 1374 AH (1953), he used to attend the lessons of Shaykh Muhammad al-Salqini. From the very beginning he was the student of Shay...
Published: Monday 06 February, 2017
Shaykh Said bin Ali al-QahtaniTopic: Short Biographies
Saykh Sa'id bin Ali al-Qahtani was born in 1372 Hijri in Abha. He was brought up in a village He started reading in Madrasa al-Arin in 1387 Hijri, when he was about 15 years. He was graduated from jamia Imam Muhammad in 1406 Hijri, Obtained a Master degree in 1412 Hijri and PhD. degree in 1419 Hi...
Published: Wednesday 11 January, 2017
Muhammad Mustafa Al-AzamiTopic: Short Biographies
Professor Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami, one of the world's premier scholars of Hadith, was born in Mau, India in the early 1930s and received his education successively at Dar al-Ulum Deoband, India (1952), al-Azhar University, Cairo (M.A., 1955), and University of Cambridge (Ph.D., 1966). He is Pr...
Published: Wednesday 21 December, 2016
Four Imams: Their lives, works and their Schools of ThoughtTopic: Short Biographies
Brief Biographies of the Four Imams Imam Malik - the first of the four great imams and founder of the Maliki school of thought. He lived his whole life in Madina where much of the Quran was revealed and most of the legal practices of Islam established. He spent his life studying, recording and cl...
Published: Wednesday 14 December, 2016
Contemporary Muslim ScholarsTopic: Short Biographies
Hamza Yusuf Shaykh Hamza Yusuf was born in Washington State and raised in Northern California. In 1977, he became Muslim and subsequently traveled to the Muslim world and studied for ten years in the U. A. E., Saudi Arabia, as well as North and West Africa. He received teaching licenses in variou...
Published: Wednesday 09 November, 2016
Imam Jalaluddin as-SuyutiTopic: Short Biographies
Full Name: Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn Sabiq al-Din, Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, well known simply as Imam as-Suyuti. Birth: He was born on 1445 AD/849 AH in Cairo, Egypt . Studies: Imam As-Suyuti was raised an orphan. His fat...
Published: Tuesday 25 October, 2016
Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim al-JawziyyaTopic: Short Biographies
Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya Name & Birth: Shams Al-din Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya. He was born in a small farming village near Damascus, Syria in 691 A.H/.1292 C.E. Education: He studied under his father who was the local attendant (qayyim) of al-Jawziyya schoo...
Published: Thursday 20 October, 2016
Hazrat Allamah Khalid Mahmud sahib DBTopic: Short Biographies
Allama Khalid Mahmud is an Islamic scholar. He is one of the senior scholars of Dar ul Uloom Ta'leemud - Din Dabhel. He served as justice of Supreme court of Pakistan (Shariat Appellate Bench). He is also director of the Islamic Academy of Manchester UK.
Published: Friday 16 September, 2016
Mufti Ashiq Ilahi al-BulandshahriTopic: Short Biographies
Name: Muḥammad Ashiq Ilahi BulandShahri Muhajir Madani. Birth: He was born in Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1343 AH (1924 AD). Education: He completed his primary studies at Madrasah Imdadiyyah Muradabad and Jami' Masjid Aligarh. He then enrolled at Mazahir Uloom Sahara...
Published: Monday 29 August, 2016
Short Biographies of Maulana KandhlawisTopic: Short Biographies
Maulana Zakariyya Kandhlawi He was born in the village of Kandhla (in Uttar Pradesh, India) on Ramadan 1315 AH (1898 CE). His full name was Muhammad Zakariyya ibn Muhammad Yahya ibn Muhammad Isma‘il, and his lineage continues all the way back to Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), the g...
Published: Wednesday 24 August, 2016
Biography of Martin LingsTopic: Short Biographies
Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a leading member of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and an acclaimed author, editor, translator, scholar, Arabist, and poet whose work centers on the relationship between God and man through religious doctrine, scripture, symbolism, literature, and art. He ...
Published: Wednesday 17 August, 2016
Dr. Khalid Mahmood ShaikhTopic: Short Biographies
Dr. Khalid Mahmood Shaikh had been Director Institute of Islamic studies, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for over a decade. Prior to that he had worked as Director Training and Research at International Islamic University, Islamabad. He obtained his M.A. English and M.A. Arabic degrees fro...
Published: Monday 15 August, 2016
Khurram MuradTopic: Short Biographies
Khurram Murad (1932-1996) a greater scholar of our times occupies a place of distinction in the intellectual firmament of contemporary Islam. A thinker and a prolific writer, he has been one of the architects of current Islamic resurgence. While his da'wah activities began in Pakistan, he has been i...
Published: Thursday 11 August, 2016
Imam Tirmidhi: Short BiographyTopic: Short Biographies
Imam Tirmidhi (209 - 279 H) Imam Tirmidhi was born in the year 209 A.H. during the reign of the Abbasid Khalifa Ma'mun al-Rashid. The Abbasid Caliphate, despite its brilliant contributions to Islam, brought along with it many thorny problems. Greek Philosophy had a free flow into the Islamic worl...
Published: Wednesday 13 July, 2016
Brief Biography of Imam Abu Ishaq al-ShatibiTopic: Short Biographies
Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi was an Andalusian Sunni Islamic legal scholar following the Maliki madhab. He died 1388 (8th Shabaan 790 H) in Granada. Imam Shatibi's full name was "Ibrahim bin Mosa bin Muhammad al-Shatibi al-Gharnati". His family's descent was from the Banu Lakhm. His Kuniyat was "Abu Is...
Published: Tuesday 12 July, 2016
Biography of Imam `Abdullah bin `Alawi al-HaddadTopic: Short Biographies
His Lineage He is al-Imam al-Habib `Abdullah bin `Alawi bin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin `Abdullah bin Muhammad bin `Alawi bin Ahmad “al-Haddad” bin Abu Bakr bin Ahmad bin Muhammad bin `Abdullah bin Ahmad bin `Abd al-Rahman bin `Alawi `Amm al-Faqih (uncle of al-Faqih al-Muqaddam), bin Muhammad Sahib Mi...
Published: Monday 11 July, 2016
Short Biography of Imam ShawkaniTopic: Short Biographies
Imam ash-Shawkani was from the Zaydi school of law originally, and called for a return to the textual sources of the Quran and hadith. He viewed himself as a mujtahid, or authority to whom others in the Muslim community had to defer in details of religious law. Of his work issuing fatwas, he...
Published: Friday 08 July, 2016
Imam An-Nasafi: A Short BiographyTopic: Short Biographies
Abu al-Barakat, Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Mahmud al-Nasafi is known as 'hafiz al-deen' was born in the year 461. He was born in the village of 'Nasaf' from the area of 'ma wara' al-nahr' known as 'saghd', near Samarkand in Turkestan. His home town 'Nasaf' was also known as 'Nakhshab'. A famous a...
Published: Thursday 23 June, 2016
Life of Al-Hafiz Zakiuddin Abdul-Azim Al-MundhiriTopic: Short Biographies
His Birth He is the great Hafiz Zakiuddin Abdul-Azim bin Abdul-Qawi bin Abdullah bin Salamah Abu Muhammad Al-Mundhiri, originally Ad-Dimashqi (his family was from Damascus, Syria) and then AI-Misri (Egyptian), which was the place of his birth, his home and his death. He was born in the year 581 H...
Published: Monday 20 June, 2016
Short Biography of Imam Abul Hasan al-MawardiTopic: Short Biographies
Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habib al-Mawardi was born at Basrah in 972 C.E. (~362H). He was educated at first in Basrah, after the completion of his basic education, he learned Fiqh from the jurist Abu al-Wahid al-Simari. He then went to Baghdad for advanced studies under Sheikh Abd al-Ha...
Published: Monday 13 June, 2016
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