Short Biographies of Scholars

Short Biographies of Scholars

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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
CLASSICAL HANAFI IMAMSTopic: Short Biographies
Short biographies including Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Hasan Al-Shaibani, Imam Maturidi, Imam Khassaf, Imam al-Quduri, Sheikh Abdul Ghani Al-Ghunaimi Al-Midani, Shaykh Burhanuddin Al-Marghinani, Sirajuddin Al-Taimi Al-Hanafi, Imam Al-Mausili, Abi Bakr Al-Sarakhasi, Shaykh Mahmood Bin Ahmad, Anwar Shah a...
Published: Friday 29 April, 2016
Biography of Shaykh Mulla Ahmad JiwanTopic: Short Biographies
Shaykh Ahmad popularly known as Mulla Jeevan His Name, Ascendency, and Family: His name was Ahmad. His father’s name was Abu Sa`id. His grandfather was `Ubaydullah and his great granfather was Abdur Razzaq Salihi. His ancesters had come to India from Makkah al-Mu`azzamah (Sa`udi Arabia) and s...
Published: Monday 25 April, 2016
Short Biography of Authors of Arabic Study BooksTopic: Short Biographies
Below are few short biographies of Authors, Translators and Editors, who have contributed in the field of Islamic Knowledge and made Arabic language accessible and easy to learn and understand for the students of the Arabic worldwide. Dr V. Abdur Rahim Received the national award for ‘Outsta...
Published: Saturday 23 April, 2016
Amin Ahsan Islahi : A Short BiographyTopic: Short Biographies
Amin Ahsan Islahi was born in 1904 at Bamhur, a small village in Azamgarh (U.P.), India. There, he was a student, and later a long-serving teacher at the Madrasatu-Islah which specialised in Arabic and Qur'anic studies. A leading Islamic scholar who made Pakistan his home, he was able to draw on ...
Published: Friday 22 April, 2016
Brief Biography of Allamah Shibli Nu'mani (1857 - 1914)Topic: Short Biographies
Allamah Shibli Nu'mani (1857 - 1914) was a respected scholar of Islam and Historian from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born in Bindwal, Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He founded the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin in Azamgarh. He was also...
Published: Monday 18 April, 2016
Abul Hasan Ali Al-Wahidi (398-468 AH)Topic: Short Biographies
Abul Hasan Ali Al-Wahidi son of Ahmad Bin Muhammad, was born in 398 hijri, in Nisabpur. He was a great scholar of Shafi'i school of thought. Expert in Commentary of the Holy Qur'an, Asbab Al-Nuzul Al-Qur'an (Causes of the revelation of the holy Qur'an), Arabic & History. His Most famous writing is "...
Published: Monday 11 April, 2016
Imam Abu Shuja' Al-Isfahani (d. 488 AH)Topic: Short Biographies
Imam Abu Shuja Al-Isfahani was the Qadi (judge), Imam, scholar of high repute, the ascetic (zahid), a tenacious Faqih (jurist), a righteous and humble ruler (wazir). All such characteristics have been attributed to him by his contemporaries and biographers throughout the ages, such as in the Tab...
Published: Friday 18 March, 2016
Imam Al-Haramayn Al-Juwayni al-Shafi'i (419-478 AH)Topic: Short Biographies
Imam al-Haramayn Dhia' ul-Din Abd al-Malik ibn Yusuf al-Juwayni al-Shafi'i (419-478 AH) was born in a village on the outskirts of Nishapur in Iran. He was a prominent Muslim scholar known for his gifted intellect in Islamic legal matters. His father, Abu Muhammad 'Abdallah bin Yusef al-Juwayni wa...
Published: Thursday 17 March, 2016
Short Biography of Imam al-WaqidiTopic: Short Biographies
Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad Ibn 'Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami was born in 130 AH in Madinah. He was both, a Muhaddith and a Historian, an author of many works including (al-maghazi an-Nabawi) a well-known work on the military campaigns of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). As a youth he is said to have been such...
Published: Monday 14 March, 2016
Short Biography of Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-AsqalaniTopic: Short Biographies
Hafidh Ahmad ibn Ali al-Asqalani (d. 852/1448) the son of the Shafi'i scholar and poet Nur al-Din 'Ali, was born in Egypt, famously known as Ibn Hajar after one of his ancestors is arguably the best hadith scholar of the Mamluk period. At the age of 12, he was competent enough to lead the Tarawi...
Published: Friday 11 March, 2016
Short Biography of Imam ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-MakkiTopic: Short Biographies
Shihab al-Din Abu al-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki was born in 909 AH in Abu Haytam, western Egypt. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami was a student of Zakariyya al-Ansari. He represents the foremost resource for legal opinion (fatwa) in the entire late Shafi...
Published: Wednesday 24 February, 2016
Hazrat Saad bin Abi Waqqas (Radhi Allahu Anhu)Topic: Short Biographies
Saad bin Abi Waqqas : one of the great companions and a Mujahid who was given the glad tidings of Jannah in this world (Ashra Mubashra) by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Abu Ishaq Saad bin Abu Waqqas Malik bin Uhaib. The name of his mother is Amna. Hazrat Saad was born in Macca before Hijra...
Published: Wednesday 13 January, 2016
ibn Hazm Abu Muhammad al-Andalusi, d. 465 AHTopic: Short Biographies
Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Sa'id ibn Hazm, Abu Muhammad al-Farisi al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi al-Yazidi (d. 465), praised by al-Dhahabi as 'the peerless imam, the Ocean of sciences and disciplines, the jurist, hadith master, scholar of kalam, man of letters, Zahiri minister, and prolific author.' He was born into...
Published: Tuesday 05 January, 2016
Abul Faraj Ibn Al-JawziTopic: Short Biographies
'Abu'l-Faraj Jamal al-Din Abdul Rahman ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad ibn Ali Ibn Ubayd Allah Ibn al-Jawzi al-Qurashi al Tamimi al Bakri al-Baghdadi al-Hanbali (509/510-597) was the Imam of Hanbalis and foremost orator of kings and commoners in his time, whose gatherings reportedly reached one hundred thousan...
Published: Wednesday 30 December, 2015
ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi al-HanbaliTopic: Short Biographies
Muwaffaq al-Din 'Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali was a reputable scholar of the Hanbali madhhab, author of ''Al-Mughni', (the main Hanbali 'fiqh'' manual) as well as'Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin' (a summary of Ghazali's 'Ihya ulum ad-din') and ''Tahrim an-Nazar' ('Censure of Spe...
Published: Tuesday 29 December, 2015
Short Biography of Ibn Sa'dTopic: Short Biographies
Abu Abd Allah Muḥammad ibn Sa‘d ibn Mani al-Baṣri al-Hashimi Katib al-Waqidi or Ibn Sa'd was a scholar and an Arabian biographer. He was born in 168 AH in Basra, and died in 230 AH (845) at the age of 62. He is one of the earliest authorities on Muslim biography. He moved to Baghdad ...
Published: Monday 28 December, 2015
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal : Short BiographyTopic: Short Biographies
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (780 [164 AH] - 855 [241 AH] ) was an important Muslim scholar and theologian, the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh. His full name was Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal Abu Abd Allah al-Shaybani. He was born in Central Asia to Arab parents in 780. After the death of his fat...
Published: Friday 25 December, 2015
Shaykh al-Islam Imam Ad-Dhahabi: An Expert Examiner of AhadithTopic: Short Biographies
Muhammad bin Ahmad bin `Uthman bin Qaymaz at Turkamani, Shams al-Din al-Dimashqi al-Dhahabi al-Shafi`i (673-748 AH), the imam, Shaykh al-Islam, head of hadith masters, critic and expert examiner of the hadith, encyclopedic historian and biographer, and foremost authority in the canonical readings of...
Published: Tuesday 22 December, 2015
Short Biography of Imam 'Izz al-Din ibn 'Abd al-SalamTopic: Short Biographies
Sultan of the Scholars : Imam 'Izz al-Din ibn 'Abd al-Salam Imam Izz ibn Abd al-Salam was born in Damascus in 578 H, corresponding to 1182 CE, i.e. six years before Jerusalem was liberated by Salahuddin from Crusader occupation. He studied under a number of renowned scholars such as Ibn Asakir, a...
Published: Monday 21 December, 2015
Short Biography of Ibn SirinTopic: Short Biographies
Ibn Sirin was born in the year 30 AH towards the end of the Rule of Hadhrat Uthman Ibn Affan (RA) the third Khalif of Islam, he was described by his contemporaries as a traditionalist (Muhaddith) of good faith, very learned in Jurisprudence and an Imam endowed with knowledge and Great piety. He...
Published: Friday 18 December, 2015
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