Short Biographies of Scholars

Short Biographies of Scholars

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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
Other Classical Islamic ScholarsTopic: Short Biographies
This Page is not yet complete Muhammad Ibn Jafar al-Kattani Muhammad Ibn Jafar al-Kattani, Al-Hafiz Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Kattani (b. 1273 AH) received his early religious education in his native Morocco, then travelled to Syria and the Hijaz to continue his studies with many of...
Published: Wednesday 11 November, 2015
Ibn 'Ajiba (1747-1809)Topic: Short Biographies
About Ibn 'Ajiba (1747-1809) : was a Moroccan Sufi of the Darqawi school who studied in Fez and lived all his life in and around Tetuan. Although still relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, his writings are important for an understanding of Maghribi Sufism Ibn Arabi, more than five cen...
Published: Tuesday 27 October, 2015
Short Biography of Hafidh Ibn abi al-DunyaTopic: Short Biographies
Hafidh Abu Bakr, 'Abdullah bin Muhammad bin 'Ubaid bin Sufyan bin Abu Ad-Dunya Al-Qurashi Al-Baghdadi, known simply as Ibn abi al-Dunya, the freed slave of Banu Umaiya, was born in 208 H. He was a Muhaddith and truthful 'Aalim. He wrote some books and educated more than one of the caliphs' sons like...
Published: Wednesday 14 October, 2015
Short Biography of Shaykh Ibn Ata’ Allah al-IskandariTopic: Short Biographies
Sayyiduna ‘Taj al Deen’, Shaykh Abu’l Fadl Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al Kareem ibn Ata’illah al Iskandari raheemahullah known simply as ibn Ata’illah al Iskandari – raheemahullah – was born in the middle of the 7th century AH/13th century CE in Alexandria, Egypt in 658 AH during the Mamluk era. ...
Published: Tuesday 13 October, 2015
Contemporary Scholars & AcademicTopic: Short Biographies
Dr. Ahmad H Sakr
Wael B.Hallaq
Dr.Abdullah Mansoori
Kamal Abd-Deeb
Dr.Muhammad Tahirul Qadri
Dr.Hussain Hamid Hasan
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Muhammad Abdur Rahman Siddique
Mustansir Mir
Timothy J.Winter
Published: Saturday 10 October, 2015
Short Biography of Imam al Bukhari (194-256 AH)Topic: Short Biographies
Short Biography of Imam al- Bukhari(rah) Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ismaeel bin al-Mughirah al-Bukhari was born on 13th of Shawwal 194 AH in Bukhara. a town in the eastern part of Turkestan. His father died while he was still in his infancy and his upbringing was left entirely to his moth...
Published: Saturday 16 May, 2015
Taj al-Din al-Subki By David W. MyhramTopic: Short Biographies
Taj al-Din al-Subki, the author of the Mu`id al-Ni`am wa Mubid al-Niqam, belongs to a large family of al-Subkis, whose members during the seventh and eighth century A.H. made themselves renowned, not only for their learning, high positions as qadis, jurisconsultants, professors, preachers, and write...
Published: Thursday 16 April, 2015
Brief Life of Imam Shaf'ee (Rah) (d. 204 A.H./ 820 C.E.)Topic: Short Biographies
Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Idris al- Shaf'ee was a descended from the Hashimi family of the Quaraish tribe to which the Holy Prophet (SAW) belonged. He was born in Gaza, Palestine, and was raised in Makkah, his parents' home town. He memorized the holy Qur'an while he was still a young child. When...
Published: Wednesday 04 February, 2015
Abdullah Ibn Abbas, The Companions of The ProphetTopic: Short Biographies
The Companions of The Prophet Abdullah Ibn Abbas Muslim Education & Literacy Services Abdullah was the son of Abbas, an uncle of the noble Prophet. He was born just three years before the Hijrah. When the Prophet died, Abdullah was thus only thirteen years old. When he was born, his mother to...
Published: Thursday 29 January, 2015
Abu Bakr As-Siddiq: First Khalif a True LeaderTopic: Short Biographies
Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be Pleased with Him) The First Khalif (Successor to the Messenger of Allah) and a True Leader "O People! I have been chosen by you as your leader, although I am no better than any of you. If I do any wrong, set me right. Listen, truth is honesty and untruth is dish...
Published: Friday 21 November, 2014
Al Ghazali: 900 Years Later and Still Relevant By Farah JassatTopic: Short Biographies
Al Ghazali: 900 Years Later and Still Relevant By Farah Jassat Exactly 900 years ago today, on Dec. 19, 1111, the world bid a sad farewell to one of its most influential contemporaries: Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali...
Published: Tuesday 20 December, 2011
Names of the Muslim Warriors in the Battle of Badr Yray 2AHTopic: Short Biographies
The Battle of Badr is the most important battle in the whole of human history as it firmly established Islam as the only true religion for the whole of humanity till the end of time. It took place on 17 Ramadan 2 A.H, 624 C.E. The beloved holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon h...
Published: Friday 16 September, 2011
Short Biography of Imam Al-Ghazali Hujjat Al IslamTopic: Short Biographies
Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali al-Tusi famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazzali. .The Imam major Shafi‘i jurist, heresiographer and debater, expert in the principles of doctrine and those of jurisprudence. He was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D). in Persia . He attended the village madr...
Published: Monday 18 April, 2011
Imam Malik bin Anas The Imam of MadinaTopic: Short Biographies
Life of Imam Malik Abu Abdullah, Malik Bin Anas Bin Malik Bin Amer Al-Asbahi was born in Madina in the year 93 AH (714 CE). His ancestral home was...
Published: Tuesday 08 February, 2011
Imam 'Abdul Hayy Al-LucknawiTopic: Short Biographies
Imam 'Abdul Hayy Lucknawi [1264 - 1304 A.H.] He was born in Banda, India, on Tuesday 26 Zul Qada 1264 A.H, author of many famous works and a great scholar of his time. He was a descendant Sayyidina Abu Ayyub Ansari (R.A). His predecessors emigrated from Madinah Munawwarah to Hirat, then to La...
Published: Wednesday 22 September, 2010
Imam Abu Ja`far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Azdi, Al-TahawiTopic: Short Biographies
Imam Abu Ja`far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Azdi, known as Imam Tahawi after his birthplace in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on hadith and jurisprudence (fiqh). He lived at a time when both the direct and indirect disciples of the Four Imams of law were teaching an...
Published: Monday 22 February, 2010
Imam Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn al-Hussayn al-BayhaqiTopic: Short Biographies
Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn al-Hussayn al-Bayhaqi the jurisprudent imam, hadith master, authority in the foundations of doctrine, defender of the School both in its foundations and its branches, one of the mountains of Islamic knowledge was born in the year 384 AH in the Small town of Khusraugird near Bayha...
Published: Monday 26 October, 2009
Craving For Wealth By Imam Ibn Rajab al-HanbaliTopic: Short Biographies
The first type of craving for wealth is that a person has extreme love for wealth and also relentlessly exerts efforts to attain it - via means which are lawful - being excessive in that, striving hard and making painstaking efforts and toiling in order to attain it. It has been reported that t...
Published: Friday 05 June, 2009
Ibn Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari, al-Judhami ash-ShadhiliTopic: Short Biographies
Introduction Biographical Sketch Taj ad-Din Abu’l-Fadl Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim b. Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari, al-Judhami ash-Shadhili, known simply as Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, as his nisbah indicates, about the middle of the seventh/thirteenth century. His family we...
Published: Tuesday 16 December, 2008
Muhammad Abdullah Draz (b. 1894)Topic: Short Biographies
Muhammad Abdullah Draz was born in 1894 in northern Egypt. His father was an Islamic scholar educated in Al-Azhar, the oldest university in the world. His work included the editing of a remarkable work, Al-Muwafaqat, by Imam Al-Shatibi, which brought a great treasure of former Islamic scholars into ...
Published: Tuesday 15 May, 2007
Muhammad b. 'Ali al-'Arabi al-Hatimi al-Ta-i, (IBN ARABI) Topic: Short Biographies
Sufi,  philosopher, poet, Muhammad Ibn 'Arabi is one of the world's best known spiritual teachers. Known to some Muhyid din and the Shaykh al-Akbar (the Greatest Master), and cursed by others . He was born in 1165 AD (560 AH) in Andalusian Spain, the center of an extraordinary flourishing and cro...
Published: Sunday 25 February, 2007
About Abu al-Hasan al-ShadhiliTopic: Short Biographies
Ibn al-Sabbagh gives the following biographical data about al-Shadhili He was born in the region of Ghumara, in today's Morocco, around A.H. 583 or A.D. 1187 .He embarked on a spiritual journey in search of a genuine Sufi shaykh or the qutb [pole]. As a result, he travelled to Baghdad which was stil...
Published: Sunday 22 January, 2006
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