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Imam Jalaluddin as-Suyuti

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 father died when As-Suyuti was 5 or 6 years old. He memorized the holy  Qur'an at eight, then several complete works of Sacred Law, fundamentals of jurisprudence, and Arabic grammar after which he devoted himself to studying the Sacred Sciences under about a hundred and fifty shaykhs.

He travelled in the pursuit of knowledge to Damascus, the Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, the lands south of Morocco, as well as to centers of learning in Egypt such as Mahalla, Dumyat, and Fayyum.

His well-known Shuyukh:

Shaykh al-Islam Siraj al-Din Bulqini (with whom he studied Shafi`i jurisprudence)

Shaykh al-Islam Sharaf al-Din al-Munawi (with whom he read Qur'anic exegesis and who commented As-Suyuti's al-Jami` al-Saghir in a book entitled Fayd al-Qadir)

Taqi al-Din As -Shamani & Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli (together with whom he compiled the most widespread condensed commentary of Qur'an Tafsir al-Jalalayn)

Burhan al-Din al-Biqa`i.

Shams al-Din As-Sakhawi.

Shihab al-Din As-Sharmisahi.

Muhyi al-Din al-Kafayji,

Sayf al-Din Qasim ibn Qatlubagha.

Works:

He  has written on various  subjects, that reach around seven hundred, Some well-known of them include:

Tafsir al-Jalalayn.

Al-Itqan fi ‘Ulum Al-Qur’an.

Al-Tibb al Nabawi (Prophetic medicine)

Al-Jami' al-Kabir.

Al-Jaami' As-Saghir

Dur al-Manthur.

Alfiyyah al-Hadith

Tadrib al-Rawi

History of the Caliphs (Tarikh al-khulafa)

Tabaqat al-huffaz (an appendix to al-Dhahabi 's Tadhkirat al-huffaz).

Nuzhat al-julas ash'r al-nisa'.

Al-Khasais-ul-Kubra.

Al-Muzhir

Al-Fawz al-Azim fi Liqa al-Karim. 

Alfiyya As-Suyuti al-Nahwiyya.

Death: 

He received the divine's call from his Lord in the year 1505AD/911AH, and is  buried in Cairo.

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