Short Biographies of Scholars

Short Biographies of Scholars

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Brief Biographies Of The 4 ImamsTopic: Short Biographies
Brief Biographies of the Four Imams : Abu Hanifa, Shafi'i, Malik & Ahmad Ibn Hanbal Imam Abu Hanifa - died in 150 AH/767CE. He met the companions of the Prophet (saw) and is counted amongst the Tabi'un (followers). He is renowned for his piercing intellect as faqih, his scrupulousness, integrity ...
Published: Tuesday 09 January, 2018
Muhammad Mustafa Al-AzamiTopic: Short Biographies
Professor Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami, was one of the world's premier scholars of Hadith, 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 was P...
Published: Thursday 28 December, 2017
A Short Biography of Allama IqbalTopic: Short Biographies
Name: Dr Muhammad Iqbal known as Allama Iqbal Father's Name: Shaikh Noor Mohammad, he was a tailor, not formally educated but a religious man. Born: He was born on November 9, 1877 /14th Dhul Qa'da 1294 Hijri in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). I...
Published: Thursday 21 December, 2017
Short Biography of Dr Mahmud al-TahanTopic: Short Biographies
Short Biography of Dr Mahmud al-Tahan Name: Mahmud bin Ahmad Tahan was Born in 1935/1354 in the district of Aleppo. Upbringing & Study: He grew up in a religious family. He began memorizing The Quran (Hifz), with Sheikh Mohammed Najib Hayatah May God's mercy be upon him, then he h...
Published: Wednesday 20 December, 2017
Short Biography of Ibn Nujaim al-HanafiTopic: Short Biographies
Name: Zain ud Din / Zain ul Abidin bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Bakr Known as Ibn Nujaim al-Hanafi Birth: He was born in Egypt in 926 AH/1520 CE. He was a Sunni (Ahl Sunna wal Jama'ah, Maturidi) scholar, legist & jurist in accordance with Hanafi school of though...
Published: Tuesday 12 December, 2017
Badi'uzzama Said Nursi : A Short BiographyTopic: Short Biographies
Badi'uzzama Said Nursi Birth & Upbringing: Said Nursi was born in 1873/1290 AH in Eastern Turkey (the Village of Nurs) and brought up and raised in a sun–dried brick house. His parents were Kurdish farmers who were devout and humble. Education: He received his basic education from the be...
Published: Tuesday 05 December, 2017
Sayyid Abul A'la Al-Mawdudi (D. 1399 AH)Topic: Short Biographies
Sayyid Abul A'la Al-Mawdudi Birth place: He was born in 1903/1320 in Aurangabad (then in Hyderabad, now in the state of Maharashtra, in India) into a traditional Muslim family with a strong religious bent. Education: He was primarily home schooled. His formal education, mostly in the tra...
Published: Monday 28 August, 2017
Authors of the Art BooksTopic: Short Biographies
This article is containing among the short biographies of the authors for art books as M.H. Morgan, M.F.Gulen, Mohamed Amin and Hilmi Aydin: Hilmi Aydin, currently the manager of the Division of Sacred Relics at the Museum, has photographed and presented this absolutely unique collection in a har...
Published: Saturday 13 May, 2017
Short Biography of Imam Ibn Qayyim al-JawziyyahTopic: Short Biographies
Name & Birth Sham Al-din Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya. He was born in Syria in 691 A.H/1292 C.E. Bringing up & Education: He was brought up in his village under his father's guidance. He studied under his father as well. Later on, he pursued his quest for knowledge at th...
Published: Thursday 02 March, 2017
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
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
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