Biographies of Scholars, Saints and Notables

Biographies of Islamic Scholars, Saints and Notables

Table of Bios

Chronological: century Hijri
Sahaba
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Name Date Place of passing
Sahaba
Amir al-Mu’minin Abu Bakr al-Siddiq | gfh |
1st of the Rightly guided khalifas
d. 13 H. Madina
Dirar b. al-Azwar al-Asadi (sahabi) | damas |
“The naked warrior”
d.14? H. Damascus
Khalid b. Sa`id (sahabi)
Salama b. Hisham (sahabi)
d. 14 H Damascus
Sa`d b. `Ibadah (sahabi) d. 14 H Damascus Mliha
shuhada Harmala b. Wa’il (sahabi)
Jâbir b.Mas`ud (sahabi)
d. 14 H Damascus Masjid Shuhada
Shurahbil b. Hasanah (sahabi) d. 18 H. Damascus
al-`Abbas b. Mardas Abi `Amir al-Salmi (sahabi)
son of Khansa’ the poetress
d. 18 H. Damascus
Yazid b. Abi Sufyan (sahabi) | damas | d. 18 or 19 H Damascus
 
Bilal al-Habashî (sahabi) | damas |
d. ≤ 20 H Damascus
Hafaf b. Nadb (sahabi) | damas |
cousin of Khansa’
d. 20 H Damascus
Amir al-Mu’minin ´Umar b. al-Khattab | gfh |
2nd of the Rightly guided khalifas
d. 24 H Madina
 
Aws b. Aws al-Thaqafi(sahabi) | damas |
d. towards the end of the caliphate of Sayyiduna `Uthman
d. … H. Damascus
Sahl b. al-Hanzhaliah  (sahabi ) d. ~ 30 H Damascus
أبو الدرداء عويمر بن عامر الأنصاري الخزرجي 
Abu Darda’ (sahabi) | sunnah (alim online) | damas |
d. 32 H. Damscus
´Abd Allah b. Mas´ud (sahabi) | awhamid | d. 33/34 H Madina
Amir al-Mu’minin ´Uthman b. al-´Affan (sahabi) | gfh |
3rd of the Rightly guided khalifas
d. 35 H Madina
Khawla bint al-Azwar (sahabiyyah or tabi`iyya) d. 35 H Damascus
 
Salman al-Farisi (sahabi) | damas | awhamid |
d. 33/35 H. Mada’in Arabia
Amir al-Mu’minin ´Ali ibn Abi Talib | gfh |
4th of the Rightly guided khalifas
the Lion of Allah, Door to the City of Knowledge, Subduer  of Khaybar, Imam of Imams, Abu Turab, Prince of the Believers
may Allah ennoble his face
d. 40 H. Kufa
 
Dihya al-Kalbi (sahabi) | damas |
d. 45 H Damascus
 
Abu Shayba al-Khudri |
d. 49 H. Istanbul
Sayyiduna al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (sahabi)
5th of the Rightly guided khalifasthe First of the Qutbs, Master of the People of Islam, Grandson of the Beloved of Allah
d. 50 H. al-Madina
buried in al-Baqi’
Hujr b. `Adî and his companions (sahabis) | damas | d. 51 H. outside Damascus
 
Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (sahabi) | awhamid |
d. 52/54 H Constantinople Istanbul, Turkey
Fadâlatu b. `Ubayd (sahabi) | damas | d. 53 H Damascus
Sayyiduna al-Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (sahabi)
Sayyid al-Shuhada, Grandson of the Beloved of Allah
b. 4 – d. 61 H. Karbala
his noble head is buried in Damascus
Mu`ayiah b. Abi Sufyan (sahabi) d. 61 H Damascus
 
`Awf b. Malik al-Ashja´i (sahabi) | damas |
d. 73 H Damascus
Wâthilah b. al-Asqa` (sahabi) | damas | d. 83 H Damascus
أبو ذر الغفاري 
Abu Dharr al-Ghafari | damas |
visited Damascus
Abu `Ubayda b. Jarrah | damas | wiki | awhamid (sunnah) |
visited Damascus
d. 18 H. (640 CE) Jordan
Sham`ûn b. Khanâfah (sahabi)
Rauq b. Dathar  (sahabi)
Jabal b. Mu`adh (sahabi)
Ibân b. Ibân  (sahabi)
Abu Barz al-Azlami (sahabi)
Umm Maktum (sahabiya)
undated Damascus
Sahaba – (place of burial disputed):
`AbdAllah ibn Mas`ud
`Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Bakr al-Siddiq
Abu b. Ka`b
Kanâz al-Ghanawi
`Amir b. Malik, brother of Sa`d b. Abi Waqqas
Wives of the Prophet (s)
Hafsa
Umm Habiba | aa |
Umm Salamah | awhamid |
Damascus Bab Saghir
Fidda (servant of Fatima Zahra) Damascus Bab Saghir
^ 1st century Hijri
Abu Idris al-Khawlani (tabi`i) | damas | d. 80 Damascus
 
Jamil b. ´AbdAllah b. Ma´mar (tabi´i) | damas |
known as Jamil Buthayna
d. 82 H Egypt
Zayn al-‘Abidin Ali ibn al-Husayn (tabi’i) 94 Madina Baqi’
أبو مسلم الخولاني  
Abu Muslim al-Khawlani (tabi`i) | damas |
d. …H. Damascus
أبو الوليد عبد الملك بن مروان بن الحكم بن أبي العاص بن أمية القرشي  
`Abd al-Malik b. Marwan | damas |
d. 87 H. Damascus
Sa’id b. al-Musayyab (tabi’i) | abewley | d. 94 H. Madina
al-Walid b. `Abd al-Malik | damas | d. 96 H. Damascus Bab Saghir
عبد الله بن جعفر بن أبي طالب  
`Abd Allah b. Ja`far b. Abi Talib | damas |
d. … H. Damascus
Makhul | damas | d. –100 H. Damascus
Mu`awiyah b. Yazid b. Mu`awiyah | damas | d. … H. Damascus Bab Saghir
^ 2nd century Hijri
Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (tabi’i) [AB]
“The fifth rightly guided khalifa”
b. 63 – d. 101 H. Madina – Halab
Qasim b. Muhammad b. Abu Bakr | sunnah | bewley |
one of the 7 fuqaha of Madina
d. 107/8/9 H. Qudayd between Madina and Makka
Hasan al-Basri | gfh (damas) | d. 110 H. Baghdad
Muhammad al-Baqir, Abu Ja’far b. 57 – d. 114 H. Madina
الفرزدق : أبو فراس همام بن غالب الدارمي التميمي  
Al-Farazdaq | damas |
d. 149 H. Damascus
Ja’far al-Sadiq, Abu ‘Abd Allah b. 83 – d. 148 H. Madina
 
AbdAllah b. Ja`far al-Sadiq | damas |
d. 149 H. Damascus
 
Imam Abu Hanifa al-Nu’man (tabi´i) | gfh (damas) |
b. 80 – d. 150 H. Baghdad
 
Al-Awza’i | gfh (damas) |
d. 158 H.
Ibn Abi ‘Abla (tabi’i) d. 151/2 H.
Dawud al-Ta’i | gfh | qushayri | d. 160/165 H.
Ibrahim b. Adham | damas | d. 161 H.
Sufyan al-Thawri | gfh damas | sunnah |
“faqih of the Sufis”
Sufian al-Thawri said: “When righteous people are mentioned, mercy descends from the heaven onto the earth.”
b. 97 – d. 161 H.
Imam Malik b. Anas b. Malik | damas | b. 93 – d. 179 H. Madina
buried in al-Baqi’
´Abd Allah ibn al-Mubarak | damas |
author of Kitab az-zuhd wa al-raqai’q
b. 118 – d.181 H. in Hit
Qadi Abul Yusuf | ghf (damas) | d. 182 H.
Al-Fudayl ibn `Iyad | damas | d. 187 H. Makka
Muhammad Hasan al-Shaybani | gfh (damas) | d. 189 H.
 
Habib ibn Mohammad al-‘Ajami al-Basri |
early sufi, companion of Hasan al-Basri and Ibn Sirin
d. 2nd century H.
^ 3rd century Hijri
Ma`ruf al-Karkhi | damas | d. 200/201 H. Baghdad
Imam al-Shafi’i, , Muhammad b. Idris | gfh (damas) | b. 150 H. – d. 204 H. Ghazza – Cairo
Al-Sayyida Nafisa | damas بالعربية | d. 208 H. Cairo
سيدنا ومولانا إدريس الأزهر  
Moulay Idris al-Azhar
d. 213 H. Fas
أبو سليمان عبد الرحمن بن عطية الداراني  
Abu Sulayman al-Darani | damas |
d. 215H. Dara near Damascus
Bishr al-Hafi (“The Barefoot”) | qushayri | d. 227 H. Baghdad
Ibn Abi Shayba | damas | d. 235 H.
Sahnun b. Sa’id b. Habib al-Tanukhi | ab (damas) |
author of “Al-Mudawwana”
b. 160 – d. 240 Magrib
Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal | gfh (damas) | d. 241
Harith al-Muhasibi | qushayri |
companion of al-Junayd
b. 165 – d. 243 H. Basrah – Baghdad
Abu al-Fayd Dhul-Nun al-Misri | damas | d. 245
Sari al-Saqati | damas | d. 253 H. Baghdad
Abu Yazid al-Bistami d. 261 H. Bistam (Iraq) or Damascus
Imam Muslim | gfh (sunnah) | b. 202 – d. 261 H.
Imam al-Bukhari | gfh (sunnah) | b. 194 – d. 265 H. Bukhara
Imam Abu Dawud | gfh (sunnah) | b. 202 – d. 275 H.
Ibn Qutayba | gfh (sunnah) | d. 276 H.
Imam al-Tirmidhi | gfh (sunnah) | b. 209 – d. 279 H.
Sahl al-Tustari | damas | d. 283 H,
 
Abul Qasim Al-Junayd al-Baghdadi | damas |
d. 297 H. Baghdad
Sari al-Saqati | damas | d. 253 H. Baghdad
^ 4th century Hijri
Muhammad b. `AbdAllah | damas |
descentdant of Ja`far al-Sadiq
d. – 300 H. Damascus
Abu Ja’far Al-Tabari | gfh (damas) | d. 310 H.
Abu Bakr al-Ajurri | wiki | marifa | d. 320 H. Makka
أبو عبد الله محمد بن علي بن الحسين الترمذي  
Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi |
d. 320 H.
 
Imam Abu Ja`far al-Tahawi | damas |
d. 321 H. Cairo
 
Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari | gfh (damas) |
his students | sunnah |
b. 260 – d. 324 H. Baghdad
أبو الدحداح، أحمد بن محمد بن إسماعيل التيمي الدمشقي الصالحي  
Abul Dahdâh al-Salihi | damass |
d. 328 H. Damascus
Muhammad al-Maturidi | gfh (damas) | d. 333 H. Samarkand
Abul-Husayn al-Khiraqi | damas | d. 334 H. Damascus
Abu Bakr al-Shibli | damas | b. 247 – d. 334 H. Baghdad
Al-Najjad al-Baghdadi al-Hanbali | damas | d. 348 H.
Bundar ibn al-Husayn al-Asha’ari | damas | d. 353 H.
Ibn `Adi | gfh (sunnah) | d. 365 H.
Ibn Mujahid al-Ta’i al-Asha’ari | damas |
Companion of Imam al-Ash’ari in Sham
d. 368 H.
al-Asha’ari | damas Al-Dummal |
Companion of Imam al-Ash’ari in Sham
d. ? H.
Ibn Khafif al-Asha’ari | kabbani | d. 371 H.
^ 5th century Hijri
Ibn al-Baqillani | damas | d. 403 H.
Al-Hakim al-Naysaburi | damas | b. 321 – d. 405 H.
Ibn Furak | damas | d. 406 H. Hira, Nisabur
Al-Sulami | damas | b. 325 – d. 412 H. Nisabur
Abul Hasan al-Quduri | damas | d. 428 H. Baghdad
Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi | gfh (damas) | d. 429 H.
الخفظ أبو نعيم الأصبهاني  
Abul Nu’aym al-Asbahani | sMa |
b. 336 – d. 430 H.
Abu ‘Uthman al-Sabuni d. 449 H.
Abul Hasan Al-Mawardi | damas |
b. ~362 – d. 448 H.
in Basra – Baghdad
 
Imam al-Bayhaqi al-Naysaburi, Abu Bakr | gfh | marifa |
b. 384 – d. 458 H.
الخطيب البغدادي‎‎  
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi | gfh (damas) | sunnah |
d. 463 H. Baghdad
أبو الوليد الأندلسي القرطبي  
Abul Walid al-Baji al-Qurtubi al-Maliki | gfh (damas) | Abu Al-Walid Al-Baji
b. 403 – d. 474 H. al-Andalus
Ibn al-Juwayni, Abul Ma’ali | damas |
also known as  Imam al-Haramayn, teacher of al-Ghazali
b. 419 – d. 478 H.
Al-Juwayni, Abu Muhammad al-Ta’i | gfh (damas) |
father of Imam al-Haramayn
d. 483 H.
Sheikh Nasr  al-Maqdisi | damas d. 490 H.
^ 6th century Hijri
 
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [GFH]
b. 450 – d. 505 Tus
 
Sheikh Rislan al-Dimashqi | damas |
d. ~540 H. Damascus
Qadi Abul Bakr b. al-‘Arabi [ABewley] [Dar-sirr] d. 543 H.
 
Qadi ‘Iyad |
d. 544 H. Marakesh
 
Abul Hassan Ali ibn Harzihim |
d. 544 H. Fas Bab al-Futuh
Al-Hasan b. Masmâr al-Hilali | damas | d. 546 H. Damascus
أبو البيان نبأ بن محمد بن محفوظ القرشي الدمشقي  
Abul-Bayan | damas |
d. 551 H. Damascus
Ahamd b. Quddama | damas | d. 558 H. Damascus
`Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani d. 561 H. Baghdad
 
Abu Najib Dia’ al-Din al-Suhrawardi |
Author of Adab al-Muridin
b. 490 – d. 563 H. Baghdad
 
Ibn `Asakir al-Dimashqi | damas | gfh |
d. 571 H. Damascus
أبو المعالي نسعود بن محمد بن مسعود النيسابوري  
Abu al-Ma`ali al-Nisaburi | damas |
d. 578 H. Damascus
Ahmad al-Rifa’i | b. 512 – d. 578 H. Umm 3Abida a village in BaTa’iH
السلطان أبو القاسم نور الدين محمود ين أبي سعيد زنكي  
Nur al-Din b. Zanki | damas |
d. 579 H. Damascus
الشيخ أبو مدين شعيب بن الحسن الأندلسي التلمساني  
Abu Madyan Shu`ayb | damas |
d. 594 H. Tlimsan or Egypt
Ibn Rushd (Averroes) gfh (sunnah) d. 595 H.
Ibn al-Jawzi | damas | d. 597 H. Baghdad
 
`Abd al-Rahman al-`Attar (Al-Zayyat) al-Madani | damas |
~600 Madina
Abu `Umar b. Ahmad b. Qudama | damas | d. .. H.
^ 7th century Hijri
 
Sh. Ibrahim al-Desuqi | damas |
d. 675 H. Egypt
Fakh al-Din al-Razi | damas/gfh | b. 543 – d. 606 H.
Al Fakhr b. `Asakir [ZaSH p. 35] d. 620 H. Damascus
Ibn Quddamah Al-Maqdisi | damas | d. 620 H. Damascus
القطب المُنير سيدي الشيخ عبد السلام بن مشيش  
Sh. ´Abd al-Salam ibn Mashish | damas |
622 H. Maghrib
الشيخ شهاب الدين أبو حفص عمر السهروردي البغدادي  
Shihab al-Din `Umar Abu Hafs al-Suhrawardi |
author of Awarif al-Ma`arif
b. 539 – d. 632 H. Baghdad
 
Sh. ´Umar ibn al-Farid
b. 576 – d. 632 H. Egypt
Muhyi al-Din ibn al-`Arabi | damas | gfh |
known as Al-Sheikh al-Akbar
d. 638 H. Damascus
Taqi al-Din b. al-Salah [ZaSH p. 37] d. 643 H. Damascus
Diya’ al-Din al-Maqdisi | damas | d. 643 H. Damascus
Ibn Qadi al-`Askar al-Hanafi | damas | d. 651 H. Damascus
Sibt ibn al-Jawzi | damas | d. 654 H. Damascus
`Abd al- Rahman b. Nuh [ZaSH p. 36] d. 654 H. Damascus
سيدي الإمام أبو الحسن الشاذلي الحسني  
Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili al-Hasani | damas |
d. 656 H. Humaythira Egypt
Yusuf al-Qamini | damas | d. 657 H. Damascus
al-`Izz ibn `Abd al-Salam al-Sulami | gfh |
“Sultan of the Scholars”
d. 660 H.
الإمام عبد الرحمان بن إسماعيل بن إبراهيم عثمان المقدسي ثم الدمشقي، المعروف بأبي شامة  
Abu Shama damas |
d. 665 H. Damascus
Ibn Malik damas |
sahib al-Alfiyyah
d. 672 H. Damascus
`Abd Allah Ibn Abi Jamra | damas | 675 H. Cairo
 
Ahmad al-Badawi | damas |
d. 675 H. Tanta, Egypt
 
Imam al-Nawawi | damas |
d. 676 H. Damascus
Ibrahim al-Dasuqi d. 676 H.
Shams al-Din b ‘Umar b. Quddama | damas | d. 682 H. Damascus
 
Imam al-Busiri al-Shadhili | damas |
author of Qasida al-Burda
d. 684 H. Alexandria Egypt
الشيخ سيدى الإمام أحمد أبو العباس المرسى  
Sh. Abul-‘Abbas al-Mursi al-Shadhili | damas | marifa |
d. 686 H. Alexandria Egypt
Ibn Malik the younger | damas | d. 686 H. Damascus
Taj al-Din al-Fazari “al-Farkah” | damas | d. 690 H. Damascus
Ibrahim ibn al-Muhaddith | damas | d. 695 H. Damascus
 
Abu Bakr al-`Arudiki | damas |
born 584 – d. … H. Damascus
^ 8th century Hijri
 
Sh. Yaqut al-`Arshi al-Shadhili | damas |
Teacher of Ibn `Ata Allah al-Sakandari after Sheikh Abul `Abbas al-Mursi
b. 627 – d. 707 H. Alexandria Egypt
 
Imam Ibn Daqiq al-Id |
d. 702 H. Cairo
الشيخ أحمد ابن عَطاء اللهِ السَّكَنْدَري  
Sh. Ahmad Ibn `Ata Allah al-Sakandari | damas |
d. 709 H. Cairo
Sadr al-Din Suleyman ibn Hilal | damas d. 725 H. Damascus
 
Sh. Dawud b. Makhila (al-Bakhili) al-Shadhili |
d. 732/735 H. Alexandria Egypt
 
Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-Hanafi | damas |
d. 735 H. Damascus Kafar Susa
Ibrahim b. Sultan al-Hanafi | damas | d. 738 H. Damascus
Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi | damas | gfh | d. 748 H. Damascus
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya | damas | d. 751 H. Damascus
The Subki family brief | extended
Taqi al-Din al-Subki | damas |
Taj al-Din al-Subki | by David W. Myhram |
 
d. 756 H.
d. 771 H.
 
Cairo
Damascus Qasiun
Ibn Kathir | damas | d. 774 H. Damascus
Muhammad b. al-Harr al-Hanafi | damas | d. 789 H. Damascus
^ 9th century Hijri
 
Sh. Shams al-Din al-Hanafi al-Shadhili |
b. 775 – d. 847 H. Egypt
Ibn Hajar al’Asqalani | damas | b. 733 – d. 852 H. Cairo
 
Sh. Abul Mawahib al-Shadhili |
d. 881 / after 850 H. Cairo
 
`Abd al-Rahman al-`Ayni | damas |
d. 893 H. Damascus Salihiyya
سيدي الإمام أحمد زروق الفاسي  
Sh. Ahmad Zarruq al-Fasi | damas |
d. 899 H. Misrata, Libya/td>
^ 10th century Hijri
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim al-Naji | damas | d. 900 H. Damascus
Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Sakhawi
His Sufi teachers | gfh (sunnah) |
b. 831 – d. 902 H. Cairo – Madinah
 
Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti | damas |
Writings |
d. 911 H. Cairo
 
Ahmad b. Badr al-Din al-Hanafi | damas |
d. 934 H. Damascus
Sayyidi Sh. ´Ali al-Khawas al-Shadhili
The Shaykh of Imam al-Sha´rani
d. 949 H. Cairo
Ibn Sultan al-Hanafi | damas | d. 950 H. Damascus
 
Imam `Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha`rani |
Writings |
d. 973 H. Cairo
Sharaf Al-Din Al-Hijawi
Imam Sharaf Al-Din Abi Al-Munja Musa bin Ahmad bin Musa bin Salim bin `Isa bin Salim Al-Hijawi, originally from Quds and then settled in Salihyah Damascus. [musa]
d. 978 H. Damascus
^ 11th century Hijri
Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari kabbani | marifa d. 1014 H.
^ 12th century Hijri
Al-Sayyid Muhammad b. ´Abd al-Rasul al-Barzanji | marifa |
Chief Shafi´i Mufti of Madina
b. 1040 – d. 1103 H. Madina
 
Sh. Abd al’Aziz al-Dabbagh | darsirr |
b. 1095 – d. 1131/2 H. (1719 CE) Fas
`Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi | damas | d. ~1150 H./1731 CE Damascus
 
Sh. ´Ali al-´Amarani al-Jamal al-Hasani Shaykh of Imam ´Arabi al-Dirqawi
d. 1194 Fas
^ 13th century Hijri
سيدي الشيخ أحمد ابن عجيبة الحسني 
Sh. Ahmad ibn ´Ajiba al-Hasani took the Shadhili Path from Sh. M. ibn Ahamd al-Buzidi Writings |
d. 1224 H East of Tetuan
 
Sh. Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Al-Buzidi | took the Shadhili Path from Imam al-Dirqawi
d. 1229 H.
الشيخ السيد العربي بن أحمد الدِرقاوِي الحسني  
Mawlaya al-`Arabi al-Dirqawi al-Hasani | damas |
d. 1239 H near Fas
Sheikh Khalid al-Baghdadi | ghf (damas) b. 1193 – d. 1242 Damascus
سيدي الشيخ محمد أمين بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي  
Sh. Muhammad Amin `Abidin | damas |
known as Ibn `Abidin, author of al-Hashia
d. 1252 Damascus
 
Sh.Muhammad Harraq |
took the Shadhili Path from Imam al-Dirqawi
d. 1261 Tetuan
الشيخ محمد بن حمزة ظافر المدني  
Sh. Muhammad ibn Hamza ibn Zhafir al-Madani | damas |
d. 1262 Mistrata, Libya
Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Saklawi | damas | d. 1278 Damascus
الشيخ محمد بن مسعود المغربي الفاسي  
Sh. Muhammad ibn Mas´ud al-Fasi | damas |
1289 Makka
^ 14 – 15th century Hijri
 
Al-Amir Sh. `Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri al-Hasani | damas |
the famous mujahid against french colonizers
d. 1300 H. Damascus
الشيخ علاء الدين محمد بن (محمد أمين المعروف بابن عابدين) بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي  
Sh. `Ala al-Din `Abidin | damas | marifa |
d. 1306 H. Damascus
الشيخ السيد محمد الطيب الحسني  
Sh. Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Hasani al-Shadhili | damas |
d. 1313 H. Damascus
 
Sh. Muhammad Zhafir (the son) |
1321 H. Istanbul
الشيخ السيد محمد المبارك الحسني  
Sh. Muhammad al-Mubarak al-Hasani al-Shadhili | damas |
d. 1330 H. Damascus
Qadi Yusuf al-Nabhani | gfh (damas) | b. 1265 – d. 1342 H. Beirut
 
Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yallis al-Tlimsani | damas |
d. 1346/7 H. Damascus
محدث الشام الأكبرالشيخ محمد بدر الدين بن يوسف الحسني المغربي الاصل الدمشقي  
Sheikh Badr al-Din al-Hasani | damas |
known in Sham as “al-muhaddith al-akbar”
d. 1354 H. Damascus
 
Sh. Sharif al-Yaqoubi | damas |
b. 1282 – d. 1362 H. Damascus
الشيخ السيد إسماعيل اليعقوبي الحسني  
Sh. Isma`il al-Yaqoubi | damas |
d. 1380 H. Damascus
 
Sh. Muhammad al-Hashimi | damas | marifa |
b. 1298 d. 1381 H. (1880–1961 CE) Damascus
الشريف الشيخ محمد أبو اليسر بن محمد عابدين الحسيني  
Sh. Abul Yusr `Abidin | damas |
Hanafi Mufi of Damascus
d. 1401 H. Damascus
الشيخ السيد إبراهيم اليعقوبي الحسني  
Sh. Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi | damas | marifa |
d. 1. Damascus
Sheikh Muhammad Sukkar | marifa | d. 1429 H. Damascus
 
Sh Ahmad Habbal al-Rifa’i |
d. 1430 H. / 2009 CE Damascus
Sh. ´Abd al-Razzaq ak-Halabi | marifa |

b.1343 – d.1433 H. (1925-2012 CE) Damascus Dahdah cemetery
 
Sh. Shukri Luhafi al-Shadhili | marifa |
b. 1338 – d. H./ 2015 CE Damascus
 
Sheikh Muhammad al-Ya`qubi | damas |
may Allah preserve him for the benefit of the ummah
b. 1382 H./ 1961 CE – Damascus
^ Scholarly families
The Yaqoubi Family |
Family tree | Burial places in Damascus
Shaykh Muhammad al-Siddiq  (d. 1307)
Sheikh Muhammad al-Sharif  (d. 1362) |
Sheikh Isma`il al-Yaqoubi (d.1380) | damas |
Shaykh Muhammad ‘Arabi  (d. 1384)
Sheikh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi (d.1406) | damas |
Sheikh Muhammad al-Ya`qubi (born 1382) | damas | ]
The Kettani family:
Sheikh Muhammad b. Ja`far (d. 1345 in Fas)
Sheikh Muhammad al-Makki (d. 1393)
The ‘Abidin family | Overview |
Sh. Muhammad Amin `Abidin (d. 1252) | damas |
known as Ibn `Abidin, author of al-HashiaSh. `Ala al-Din `Abidin (d. 1306) | damas | marifa |
Sh. Abul Yusr `Abidin (d. 1401) | damas |
The Kettani family:
Sheikh Muhammad b. Ja`far (d. 1345 in Fas)
Sheikh Muhammad al-Makki (d. 1393)
The ‘Abidin family:
Sheikh Muhammad b. Ja`far (d. 1345 in Fas)
Sheikh Muhammad al-Makki (d. 1393)

^

Reference works

RB : الروض البهية في فضائل دمشق للصيادي
Reference works:
Links to on-line Biograpical Encyclopedia:
Imam Subki: Tabaqat al-Shafi’iyya
Ibn Khalikan: Wafayat al-A’lam
Ibn Hajar: Taqrib al-Tahdhib
Ibn Hajar: Al-Isaba
Ibn Athir: Usd al-Ghaba fi ma’rifati al-Sahaba
Ibn Kathir: Al-bidaya wa al-Nihaya
Al-Wafidi: Futuh al=Sham
Al-Suyuti: Lubb al-Lubab (spelling of names)
Al-Qalqashnadi: Ansab al-“Arab
Taj al-Din al-Subki: Tabaqat al-Shafi´iyya al-Kubra

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Index of Scholars, Saints and notables
Index of Damascene scholars

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