Short Biographies of Scholars

Short Biographies of Scholars

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Imam Ibn Rajab al Hanbali : A short biographyTopic: Short Biographies
He was the noble Imaam, the Haafidh, the Critic, Zayn-ud-Deen ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Ahmad bin ‘Abdir-Rahmaan bin al-Hasan bin Muhammad bin Abil-Barakaat Mas’ood As-Salaamee Al-Baghdaadee (due to his place of birth), Al-Hanbalee (due to his madh-hab), Ad-Dimashqee (due to his place of residence and deat...
Published: Wednesday 31 August, 2005
Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf al-NawawiTopic: Short Biographies
Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islam...
Published: Wednesday 22 June, 2005
THE CAREER OF ABU MADYAN (The Way of Abu Madyan )Topic: Short Biographies
The man who was to become the most influential figure of the developmental period of North African Sufism, Abu Madyan Shu’ayb ibn al-Husayn al-Ansari, who was called by later biographers the ‘Shaykh of Shaykhs, Imam of the Ascetics and the Pious, Lord of the Gnostics, and Exemplar of the Seekers’, a...
Published: Tuesday 21 June, 2005
Imaam Abu Muhammad Al-Barbahaaree (d329H)Topic: Short Biographies
He is the Imaam, the example, the Mujaahid, the Shaikh of the Hanbalee scholars and greatest of them in his time: Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan Ibn 'Alee Ibn Khalf Al-Barbahaaree - an ascription to Barbahaar, which were medicines imported from India.
Published: Tuesday 22 February, 2005
Imam Muslim (202 - 261H) The Compiler of (Jami’) As-Sahih HaditTopic: Short Biographies
Compiler One of the Pioneering Hadith Works knows as the Saheeh Sitta. The full name of Imam Muslim is Abu'l-Husain 'Asakir-ud-Din Muslim b. Hajjaj al-Qushayri al-Naisaburi. "Muslim," as his nasba shows, belonged to the Qushayr tribe of the Arabs, an offshoot of the great clan of Rabi'a. He was bor...
Published: Tuesday 09 November, 2004
Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan Ash-ShaybaniTopic: Short Biographies
He was a pupil of Abu Hanifah and heard hadith from Mis'ar ibn Kidam, Sufyan ath-Thawri, 'Amr ibn Dinar, Malik ibn Maghul, Imam Malik ibn Anas, al-Awza'i, Rabi'ah ibn Salih, Bakir and Qadi Abu Yusuf
Published: Tuesday 10 August, 2004
Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-TabariTopic: Short Biographies
Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari By A.I. Makki In the ninth century A.C, Islamic learning was at its peak. Muslim scholars and scientists excelled in their learning and achievements in different fields. Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari surpassed them all. Learned in hadith literature...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (one of the Imams of Maliki School)Topic: Short Biographies
Abu Muhammad 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd was from North Africa from the tribe of Nifza and lived in Qayrawan. His name was 'Abdu'r-Rahman according to Ibn Makula and Qadi Ibn al-Hadhdha'. His position in knowledge He was the Imam of the Malikis in his time and their model. He had a comprehensive gr...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Ibn al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyya 691AH - 751 AH (1292- 1350 CE )Topic: Short Biographies
Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah : Sham 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, and he studied under his father who was the local attendant (qayyim) of al-Jawziyya school. Later on, he pursued his quest fo...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Jalal al-Din AL-SUYUTI (Auth of Jalalayn) By Dr. G. F. HaddadTopic: Short Biographies
Jalal al-Din Al-Suyuti By Dr. G. F. Haddad `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, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911AH), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, ju...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Qadi Ibn Rushd (Averroes) The Jurist, Mathematician, PhilosopherTopic: Short Biographies
Ibn Rushd the grandson (520-595) was the foremost authority of the Maliki school of Law in Cordoba in his time both in the law and its principles. There was no one higher than him in the matter of legal ruling (fatwa) for crucial issues. Here are some testimonies on him:
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Short Biography of Imam Ibn KathirTopic: Short Biographies
He was Hafidh Abul Fida Ismail ibn Abi Hafs Shihabuddin Omar ibn Kathir ibn Daw ibn Kathir in Zar` the Quraishite – originally from Busra (Syria) – and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi`ee school of thought. Ibn Kathir was born in the year 701 AH in an area called Majdal, near Busra, west of...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Shaykh Ul Islam Ibn Taymiyah al hanbali, Taqi ud-Din Abu'l-AbbaTopic: Short Biographies
Shaykh al-Islam Taqi ud-Din Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn Abd al-Salam Ibn Taymiyah al-Hanbali was born in , 661 AH(1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq.. His family had long been renowned for its learning. His father 'Abdul-Halim (Shihab al-Di...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277)Topic: Short Biographies
Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi was Born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria, Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences. The life of this world seems s...
Published: Friday 09 April, 2004
Other Shaykhs (Mostly Azhari)Topic: Short Biographies
Other Shaykhs from the Muslim World (Mostly with Links to the Famous Al Azhar University in Cairo) This Page is not yet complete Imam Hasan al-Banna He is the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and one of the pioneers of today’s Islamic revival. All Muslims working for the revival of the Um...
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