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Bio: Abu al-Bayan

Abu al-Bayan أبو البيان نبأ بن محمد بن محفوظ القرشي الدمشقي d. 551 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu Nabâ ibn Muhammad ibn Mahfûzh al-Qurashi al-Dimashqi Scholar of language and fiqh, murshid. He used to study shafi`i fiqh together with Sheikh Rislan in a mosque in the grand suq near Bab Sharqi. Buried in Bab al-Saghir. References: Ziarat al-Sham © ... Read More

Bio: Abu al-Ma`ali al-Nisaburi

Abu al-Ma`ali al-Nisaburiأبو المعالي النيسابوري d. 578 radiya Allah anhu أبو المعالي نسعود بن محمد بن مسعود النيسابوري orator, preacher, shafi`i scholar, lived in damascus, buried in the sufi graveyard References: [Ziarat al-Sham p.334-5] - Damas Cultural Society © ... Read More
Bio: Abu Ayyub al Ansari

Bio: Abu Ayyub al Ansari

Abu Ayyub al Ansari أبو أيوب الأنصاري d. 54 H. in Istanbul, Turkey (674 CE) sahaba radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | Türkçe | عربي | Maqam | Other Maqams | Sahabah from the people of Madina, buried in Istanbul Abu Ayyub al-Ansari islamicweb.com Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb from the Banu Najjar was a great and close companion ... Read More
Bio: Abu Shamah al-Maqdisi

Bio: Abu Shamah al-Maqdisi

Abu Shamah Shihab al-Din al-Maqdisi b. 599 - d. 665 in Damascus (1202-1267 CE) الإمام عبد الرحمان بن إسماعيل بن إبراهيم عثمان المقدسي ثم الدمشقي، المعروف بأبي شامة radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Brill entry | عربي | Burial Place ﷽ Grammarian and muhaddith [ZaSh] He was the third head of Damascus Dar al-hadith after Imam al-Nawawi[almuhaddith] Abū Shāma Shihāb ... Read More
Bio: Abu Shayba al Khudri

Bio: Abu Shayba al Khudri

Abu Shayba al Khudri أبو شيبة الخدري d. 49 H. in Istanbul, Turkey (670 CE) sahabi radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | Türkçe | عربي | Burial Place | Refs The Sahabah who is martyred and buried in Istanbul. According to a narration, he is the milk brother of the Prophet ﷺ . Abu Shayba al Khudri islamicana.com Abū ... Read More

Bio: Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi

Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi b. 392 - d. 463 in Baghdad الخطيب البغدادي‎‎ radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Refs ﷽ By Dr. G.F. Haddad "Truly, hadith pleases the virile among men, while the effeminate among them hate it." Al-Zuhri. Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn Thabit ibn Ahmad ibn Mahdi al-Shafi‘i (392-463), with Abu al-Ma‘ali Ibn ... Read More

Bio: Al-Qurtubi

Abu Al-Walid Al-Baji Al-Qurtubi al-Malikiأبو الوليد الأندلسي القرطبي b. 403 - d. 474 H. radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Refs ﷽ By Dr. G.F. Haddad Sulayman ibn Khalaf ibn Sa`d or Sa`id or Sa`dun ibn Ayyub, al-Qadi Abu al-Walid al-Tujaybi al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi al-Baji al-Tamimi al-Dhahabi al-Maliki (403-474), "One of the imams of the Muslims," the jurist ... Read More

Bio: IMAM ABU AL-HASAN AL-ASH`ARI

Imam Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash`ari (b. 1244 – d. 1306 H. in Damascus) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Biography & Works | عربي | RefsBiography His Works The Corrupt Text of al-Ash`ari's al-Ibana His Teachings - external link Biography by GF Haddad `Ali ibn Isma`il ibn Abi Bishr Ishaq ibn Salim, Abu al-Hasan al-Ash`ari al-Yamani al-Basri al-Baghdadi (260-324),1 ... Read More

Bio: Imam Abu Hanifa

Imam Abu Hanifa الأمام الأعظم أبو حنيفة النعمان بن ثابت الكوفيّ d. 150 in Baghdad radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Sagacity of Imam Abu Hanifah | Refs ﷽ The Greatest Imam Abu Hanifa By Dr. G.F. Haddad Al-Nu`man ibn Thabit al-Taymi, al-Imam Abu Hanifa (d. 150), called "The Imam" by Abu Dawud, and "The Imam, one ... Read More
Bio: Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili

Bio: Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili

Sayyidi Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili سيدي الإمام أبو الحسن الشاذلي الحسني b. 593 – d. 656 H in Humaythira. Egypt qaddasa Allah sirrahu 'Ali ibn ' Abd Allah ibn ' Abd al- Jabbar ibn Tamim ibn Hurmuz ibn Hatim ibn Qusay ibn Yusuf ibn Yusha ' ibn Ward ibn Battal ibn Idris ibn Muhammad ibn 'lsa ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ... Read More
Bio: Imam Ahmad Zarruq

Bio: Imam Ahmad Zarruq

Sayyidi Imam Ahmad Zarruq al-Fasi الشيخ أحمد زَرُّوق الفاسي b. 846 H. in Fas – d. 899 H. i Misrata qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: English | Svenska | عربي | Writings | Burial Place | MapImam Ahmad Zarruq (d. 899/1493) From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as "Biographies of Prominent Shadhilis" He ... Read More
Bio: Imam al-Awza´i

Bio: Imam al-Awza´i

`Abd al-Rahman ibn `Amr ibn Yuhmad Abu `Amr al-Awza`i الإمام عبد الرحمن الأوزاعي b. 88 - d. 158 H. in Beirut, Libanon (707 - 744 CE) tabi´i radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | Türkçe | عربي | Burial Place | Refs Tabi´i, faqih and muhaddith of Sham Al-Awza`i By Dr. G.F. Haddad `Abd al-Rahman ibn `Amr ibn Yuhmad Abu ... Read More

Bio: Imam Al-Bayhaqi

Imam Al-Bayhaqi (384 – 458 H) radiya Allah anhu Dr. Jibril Haddad Damascus Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn `Ali ibn `Abd Allah ibn Musa, Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi al-Naysaburi al-Khusrawjirdi al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari (384-458), “the jurisprudent imam, hadith master, authority in the foundations of doctrine (usuli), scrupulous and devoted ascetic, defender of the School both in its foundations and its branches, one of ... Read More

Bio: Imam Al-Ghazali

Imam Al-Ghazali Muhammad b. Muhammad, Abu Hamid al-Tusi al-Shafi`i(d. 505 i Tus) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | His Khalwa in the Umawi mosque Imam al-Ghazzali by Dr. G.F. Haddad t.b.d. He lived for some time in Damascus, and used the western minaret of the Umawi mosque as a khalwa room. The Umayya mosque o Overview diagram ... Read More

Bio: Imam Al-Junayd Al-Baghdadi

Abū 'l-Qāsim al-Junayd bin Muhammad al-Baghdadi (d. 297 H. in Baghdad) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Silsila | English | Svenska | عربي | Books & Refs ﷽ Al-`Arif biAllah al-Junayd al-Baghdadi (d. 298 H. in Baghdad) He was al-Junayd b. Muhammad b. al-Junayd al-Nehawandi al-Baghdadi, al-Khazzâr Abul Qasim. Sufi and one of the `ulema, he followed the fiqh of ... Read More

Bio: Imam al-Sha’rani

Sayyidi Al-Qutb al-Sha'rani al-Shafi´i al-Shadhili الشيخ سيدنا أبو المواهب شرف الدين عبد الوهاب علي الشعراني الأنصاري الشافعي الشاذلي d. 973 H. (1565 CE) in Cairo - radiya Allah 'anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Writings | Photos ﷽ A Hanafi scholar of comparative fiqh and author of numerous works on Law, 'Aqida and tasawwuf. Al-Qutb al-Sha`rani (d. 973/1565) From ... Read More
Bio: Imam Al-Suyuti

Bio: Imam Al-Suyuti

Imam al-Suyuti اﻺمام الحافظ عبدالرحمن بن أبي بكر بن محمد جلال الدين السيوطي b. - d. 910 H. in Cairo ( CE) qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: English | عربي | Burial Place | More | → Writings Bio by Sh. Gibril Haddad biography | his teachers | his books Bio in Arabic: from Shadharat al-Dhahab | in French Writings ... Read More

Bio: Imam Al-Tahawi

Abu Ja´far al-Warraq Al-Tahawi الإمام أبو جعفر اوراق الطحاوي b. - d. 321 C. H. in Cairo (... CE) may Allah be pleased with him Tab links: English | عربي | Books | Burial Place | More Bio by Sh. Gibril Haddad Bio by Anonymous Dr. Mahmud Sobieh From Siyar al-A'lam View | Download From Tarwid al-Mihan - ترويض المحن ... Read More

Bio: Imam al-Tirmidhi

Imam Abu ´Isa Muhammad b.´Isa al-Tirmidhi الإمام محمد بن عيسى بن سورة الترمذي b. 209 - d. 279 H. in ... ( CE) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Books | Burial Place | Refs A student of Imam al-Bukhari. Author of one of the six canonocal hadith collections Imam Tirmidhi (209 - 279 H) By Dr ... Read More

Bio: Imam Ibn Daqiq al-Id

Sayyidi Imam Ibn Daqiq al-Id أبو الفتح سيدي تقي الدين بن دقيق العيد b 625 H. in Hijaz - d. 702 H. in Cairo (1228-1302 CE) Tab links: English | عربي | Writings | Burial Place Shaykh al-Islam, from the companions of Sh. Ibn 'Ata Allah al-Sakandari, buried next to him "We know from our masters person having diverged the ... Read More

Bio: Imam Sari Al-Saqati

Abū 'l-Ḥasan Sarī ibn al-Mughallis Saqatī (b. 155 - d. 251 H. in Baghdad) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Silsila | English | Svenska | عربي | Books & Refs ﷽ He was Abu al-Hasan Sari (al Sirri) b. al-Maghallis al-Saqati, the imam of Baghdad of his day, and one of the first formultators of sufi sayings. He was a ... Read More
Bio: Qadi ´Iyad

Bio: Qadi ´Iyad

Qadi ´Iyad القاضي عياض بن موسى بن عياض اليحصبي b. 476 - d. 544 H. in Marrakesh (1083 - 1149 CE) may Allah be pleased with him Tab links: English | عربي | Books | Burial Place | More From dar-sirr Among the great Moroccan influential advocates of the cult of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Abul Hassan ´Ali ibn Hirzihum

Bio: Sh. Abul Hassan ´Ali ibn Hirzihum

Sayyidi Abul Hassan Ali ibn Hirzihum d. 544 H. (1129 CE) in Fas qaddasa Allah sirrahu Teacher of Sayyiduna Shaykh Abu Madyan al-Ghawth Tab links: Dar-Sirr article | عربي | Maqam (Pic's from Dar-Sirr) ﷽ Background Once Andalusian Malikism became states policy in Marrakech and Fez, as well as in Cordoba and Seville, Arab jurists acting under the authority of ... Read More

Bio: Sh. Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-Hanafi

Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-Hanafi d. 735 in Damascus, Kafar Susa أحمد بن عبد الكريم بن عبد الصمد التبريزي الحنفي radiya Allah anhu Great Hanafi scholar, who used to witness (i.e. veryfy legal writings) in front of al-Madrasa al-Masmariyya in Qaymariya. Died in Kafar Susa and was buried there. [ZaSh p. 41] Damas Cultural Society © ... Read More

Bio: Sh. Ahmad b. Badr al-Din al-Hanafi

Shaykh Ahmad b. Badr al-Din al-Hanafi d. 934 أحمد بن بدر الدين الحنفي radiya Allah anhu Buried in the Hamriyyah graveyard – بمحلة الشويكة – [ZaSh p. 41] Reference: Damas Cultural Society © ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn  Ajiba

Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn Ajiba

Sayyidi Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ajiba al-Hasani سيدي الشيخ أحمد ابن عجيبة الحسني d. 1224 H. (1809 CE) East of Tetuan Tab links: English | عربي | Maqam | Writings Sh. Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba took the Shadhili Path from Sh. M. ibn Ahamd al-Buzidi (d. 1228) Sayyidi Ahmad b. `Ajiba al-Hasani From: Kuhin, Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyya, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Ibn `Ata Allah al-Sakandari

Bio: Sh. Ibn `Ata Allah al-Sakandari

Sayyidi Shaykh Ahmad Ahmad Ibn `Ata Allah as-Sakandari الشيخ أحمد ابن عَطاء اللهِ السَّكَنْدَري d. 709 H. in Cairo qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: Bio - Enlish | Español | عربي | Video | Books | Burial Place | References He was the student and successor of Abu al-`Abbas al-Mursi, i.e the second khalifa after Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Muhammad Abul Yusr `Abidin al-Husayni

Bio: Sh. Muhammad Abul Yusr `Abidin al-Husayni

Al-Sayyid al-Sheikh Muhammad Abul Yusr `Abidin al-Husayni الشريف الشيخ محمد أبو اليسر بن محمد عابدين الحسيني b. 1307 – d. 1401 H. in Damascus (1889–1981 CE) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Bio English | Lineage | Relation to Yaqubi family | From Imgrum | عربي ﷽ Mufti of Syria, and one was one of the greatest scholars of the 14th ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Hasani

Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Hasani

Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Hasani al-Idrisi الشيخ السيد محمد الطيب الحسني b. 1255 H. in Algeria – d. 1313 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: Biography | Burial Place | References He was Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Dillisi al-Maliki ibn Muhammad al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad al-Dillisi al-Qayrawani, whose lineage goes back to Mawlana Idris, the founder of the city of Fas ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi al-Hasani al-Idrisi العلامة الشيخ السيد محمد أبو الهدى اليعقوبي الحسني الإدريسي Hafizhahu Allah - May Allah preserve him Tab links: Bio in English | عربي | Svenska | Français | Pictures | References | Poems | BooksBiographies in English One of The Wolrd's Most Influencial Muslims Sacred Knowledge 2012-2015 Shorter More Bio's: ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Muhammad Amin `Abidin (Ibn `Abidin)

Bio: Sh. Muhammad Amin `Abidin (Ibn `Abidin)

Al-Sayyid al-Sheikh Muhammad Amin`Abidin al-Hanafi al-Husayni سيدي الشيخ محمد أمين بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي b. – d. 1252 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Abidin family tree and lineage | Burial Place | Refs ﷽ Author the Hashya, known as Ibn ´Abidin `Umar (d. 1237) | | Muhammad Amin (d. 1252 H.) sahib ... Read More
Bio: Sh. Sharif al-Yaqoubi

Bio: Sh. Sharif al-Yaqoubi

Sayyid Shaykh Sharif al-Yaqoubi al-Hasani al-Idrisi الشيخ السيد شريف اليعقوبي الحسني b. 1282 – d. 1362 H. (1865–1943 CE) in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: Biography | عربي | Photos | Burial Place | Ref's Sayyid Muhammad al-Sharif b. Muhammad as-Siddiq al-Yaqoubi, brother of Sh. Ismail al-Yaqoubi and granduncle of Sh. Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi, was a great scholar, ... Read More
Bio: Sh. `Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri

Bio: Sh. `Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri

Al-Amir Sheikh `Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri al-Hasani al-Idrisi b. 1222 H. in Algeria – d. 1300 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | Poetry | عربي | Photos | Burial Place | Refs ﷽ He was `abd al-Qadir ibn Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Mustafa ibn Muhammad, from a family of nobles, originally from al-Maghrib al-Aqsa (Marokko), then they migrated ... Read More
Bio: Sh. `Ala al-Din bin Muhammad`Abidin

Bio: Sh. `Ala al-Din bin Muhammad`Abidin

Sheikh `Ala al-Din bin Muhammad `Abidin al-Hanafi al-Husayni الشيخ علاء الدين بن محمد بن عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي b. 1244 – d. 1306 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Abidin family tree and lineage | English | عربي | Burial Place | Refs ﷽ `Umar (d. 1237) | | Muhammad Amin (d. 1252 H.) sahib al-Hashia | `Ala ... Read More

Bio: The Kettani Family

Al-Sayyid al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ja`far al-Kettani al-Hasani al-Idrisib. 1273 in Fas - d. 1345 in Fas Sheikh al-Islam, hafizh of his time, political personality and mujahid, great sufi and historian of Fas; one of the leaders of the intellectual and cultural renaissance during the reign of Sultan Hasan I in Fas. From 1336 to 1345, he lived in Damascus, and ... Read More

Bio: `Abd Al-Qahir Al-Baghdadi

`Abd Al-Qahir Al-Baghdadiعبد القاهر البغدادي الشافعي (d. 429) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Refs ﷽ by Dr. G.F. Haddad `Abd al-Qahir ibn Tahir ibn Muhammad, Abu Mansur al-Naysaburi al-Tamimi al-Baghdadi al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari (d. 429), al-Ustadh, the imam, jurist, scholar of principles and kalam, man of letters, poet, prosodist, grammarian, and mathematician, praised by Shaykh al-Islam Abu ... Read More
Books of Imam Al-Suyuti

Books of Imam Al-Suyuti

Book list: Writings of Imam Al-Suyuti اﻺمام الحافظ عبدالرحمن بن أبي بكر بن محمد جلال الدين السيوطي Tab links: Booklist | On this site Compiled by Sh. Gibril Haddad: View Listed here with links to online resources: Open | Close ... Read More