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Bio: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

b. 118 H. in Merv - d. 181 H. in Hit (736 -797 CE) radiya Allah anhu a renowned Khorasani scholar, hadtih narrator and ascetic ﷽ ...

Bio: Abu al-Bayan

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 ...

Bio: Abu al-Ma`ali al-Nisaburi

d. 578 radiya Allah anhu أبر 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 © 2007 ...

Bio: Abu Al-Walid Al-Baji

b. 403 - d. 474 H. radiya Allah anhu ﷽ 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 ...

Bio: Abu Bakr al-`Arudiki

born 584 - d. .. H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu Of ahl al-mahabba wa al-tawhid. Buried at the foot of Qasiun on the western side [Ziarat al-Sham] Damas Cultural Society © 2007 ...
Bio: Abu Darda

Bio: Abu Darda

sahabi d. 32 H. (653 CE) in Damascus radiya Allah anhu `Uwaymar (or `Amir) ibn Zayd, known by his kunya Abu Al-Darda', a companion of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) from the ansar. A great scholar, imam, ascetic ...
Bio: Abu Dharr al-Ghafari

Bio: Abu Dharr al-Ghafari

radiya Allah anhu He lived in Damascus during the caliphate of Sayyiduna 'Uthman. He has a maqam in al-Shaghur References bmk ziarat Damas Cultural Society © 2007 ...
Bio: Abu Madyan Shu`ayb

Bio: Abu Madyan Shu`ayb

d. 584 H. in Tlimsan (or in Egypt) radiya Allah anhu ﷽ 1. From Al-Tabaqat al-Kubra of Imam al-Sha`rani 2. From V. J. Cornell's The Way of Abu Madyan 3. Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi meets a disciple of Sh.Abu ...

Bio: Abu Muslim al-Khawlani

"the inburnable" radiya Allah anhu Prominent religious figure in Damascus, Syria. He was one of the 'Eight Ascetics,' who included Amir ibn Abd al-Qays, Abu Muslim al-Khawlani, Uways al-Qarani, Al-Rabi ibn Khuthaym, al-Aswad ibn Yazid, Masruq ibn al-Ajda', ...

Bio: Abu Nu`aym Al-Asbahani

(336-430) radiya Allah anhu Abu Nu`aym Al-Asbahani By Dr. G.F. Haddad Abû Nu`aym, Ahmad ibn `Abd Allâh ibn Ahmad ibn Ishâq ibn Mûsâ ibn Mahrân al-Mihrânî al-Asbahânî or al-Asfahânî al-Ahwal al-Ash`arî al-Shâfi`î (336-430), the Imâm, erudite scholar, Sûfî, Shaykh ...
Bio: Abu Shamah al-Maqdisi

Bio: Abu Shamah 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 ﷽ Grammarian and muhaddith [ZaSh] He was the third head of Damascus Dar ...

Bio: Abul al-Dahdâh al-Salihi

أبو الدحداح، أحمد بن محمد بن إسماعيل التيمي الدمشقي الصالحي d. 328 in Damascus radiya Allah anhu
  • muhaddith
  • Buried in Maqbara Dahdah
t.b.d. References: Ziarat al-Sham © Damas Cultural Society 2007 -- Latest update: Original site: damas-original.nur.nu ...
Bio: Abul Hassan Ali ibn Hirzihum

Bio: Abul Hassan Ali ibn Hirzihum

d. 544 H. (1129 CE) in Fas qaddasa Allah sirrahu Teacher of Sayyiduna Shaykh Abu Madyan al-Ghawth ﷽ Background Once Andalusian Malikism became states policy in Marrakech and Fez, as well as in Cordoba and Seville, Arab ...

Bio: 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 ...

Bio: Al-Junayd Al-Baghdadi

(d. 297 H. in Baghdad) radiya Allah anhu Ur: Al-Risala al-Qusahayriyya, översatt till svenska av G. Ogén 1. [Han] var överhuvud [sayyid] och ledare [imām] för denna grupp (av sufier). Han hade sina släktrötter i Nihāwand men var själv ...

Bio: al-Khatib al-Baghdadi

(392-463) radiya Allah anhu ﷽ 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 ...
Bio: Aws b. Aws al-Thaqafi

Bio: Aws b. Aws al-Thaqafi

(d. towards the end of the caliphate of Sayyiduna `Uthman) radiya Allah anhu sahabi, d. towards the end of the caliphate of Sayyiduna `Uthman, one of ahl-al-suffa. ﷽ t.b.d. t.b.d. Burial Place

Buried in Bab al-Saghir opposite al-Madrasah al-Sabuniyyah ...

Bio: Bilal ibn Ribâh al-Habashî

Bio: Bilal ibn Ribâh al-Habashî

(d. 20 or 18 or 19 H.) radiya Allah anhu ﷽ Freed slave of sayyiduna Abu Bakr, mu'adhdhin of the Prophet (s). He came to Sham as a mujahid during the caliphate of sayyidina `Umar and ...

Bio: Dihya al-Kalbi

(sahabi d. 45 H. in Damascus) radiya Allah anhu He was one of the Companions of the Prophet (s), whose form Jibril (s) would adopt when he appeared as a person, and who carried the Prophet's letter to the Roman emperor. ...

Bio: Habib ibn al-`Ajami

d. in Baghdad Habib ibn Mohammad al-'Ajami al-Basri, a Persian settled at Basra, was a noted hadith narrator who transmitted from al-Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Sirrin, and other authorities. His conversion from a life of ease and self-indulgence was brought about by al-Hasan's eloquence; he was a frequent attendant ...
Bio: Ibn `Asakir al-Dimashqi al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari

Bio: Ibn `Asakir al-Dimashqi al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari

499-571 i Damascus radiya Allah anhu The famous historian and greatest hadith scholar of his time. He travelled and heard hadith from over 1000 narrators. Authored several encyclopedic works, among them Tarikh Dimashq. By Dr. G.F. Haddad `Ali ...

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

(b. 1244 – d. 1306 H. in Damascus) radiya Allah anhu Biography 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 ...

Bio: Imam Abu Hanifa

d. 150 in Baghdad radiya Allah anhu
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, ...
Bio: Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili

Bio: Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili

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 ...
Bio: Imam Ahmad Zarruq

Bio: Imam Ahmad Zarruq

الشيخ أحمد زَرُّوق الفاسي b. 846 H. in Fas – d. 899 H. i Misrata qaddasa Allah sirrahu Imam Ahmad Zarruq (d. 899/1493)
From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, translated by Ahmad Ali ...

Bio: Imam Al-Ghazali

(d. 505 i Tus) radiya Allah anhu 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. ...
Bio: Imam al-Jazuli

Bio: Imam al-Jazuli

الإمام الجزولي - أبو عبد الله محمد الجُزُولي السملالي الحسني الشاذلي d. 869/870/873 H. in Marrakash author of Dala'il al-Khayrat qaddasa Allah sirrahu ﷽ 1. From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyya 2. Biograhical note ...

Bio: Imam al-Sha’rani

الشيخ سيدنا أبو المواهب شرف الدين عبد الوهاب علي الشعراني الأنصاري الشافعي الشاذلي d. 973 H. (1565 CE) in Cairo - radiya Allah 'anhu
Al-Qutb al-Sha`rani (d. 973/1565) From Kuhin: Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya
From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, ...

Bio: Imam 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 ...

Bio: 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) Shaykh al-Islam, from the companions of Sh. Ibn 'Ata Allah al-Sakandari, buried next to him
"We ...

Bio: Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri

d. 684 H. in Alexandria radiya Allah anhu ﷽ t.b.d. Biografisk not över Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri Hans fullständiga namn är sheikh Imam Sharaf al-Dîn Abu `Abdallah Muhammad b. Sa`id al-Sanhaji al-Dalasi al-Busiri, ...

Bio: Jamil Buthayna

b. in Hijaz - d. 82 H. in Misr Tabi'i, celebrated love poet of Banu´Udhra - may Allah be pleased with him ...

Bio: Mawlay Idris II – The Founder of Fas

b. 157 H. - d. 213 H. in Fas ﷽ He is Idris b. Idris b. `Abdullah b. al-Hasan II, Abu'l-Qasim. His father was Mawlay Idris I of Zarhun (d. 157 H.). The Idrisis are scions of the Prophet who settled ...

Bio: Nur al-Din b. Zanki

(b. 511 - d. 579) radiya Allah anhu – السلطان أبو القاسم نور الدين محمود ين أبي سعيد(أو سعد) زنكي بن سيف الدين –
Just ruler of Damscus, first in history ot build a Dar al-hadith, gave many books as waqf, built schools and mosques and institueted ...
Bio: Salman al-Farisi

Bio: Salman al-Farisi

d. 33/35 H. in Madina Munawwara radiya Allah anhu 1. Hadith from Shamail al-Tirmidhi 2. From Abdul Wahid Hamid: "Companions of The Prophet" 3. From naqshbandi.org
1. Hadith from Shamail al-Tirmidhi t.b.d. ...
Tomb of Dirar b. Azwar in Damascus

Bio: Sayyidna Darar b. al-Azwar al-Asadi

ضرلر بن الأزور الأسدي d. 14 or 18 H. (636/640 CE) radiya Allah anhu A great hero before and after Islam. He was present when the Muslims opened Damascus under Khalid ibn al-Walid (in 14 H) and died there. (Zsh) His full name: is Dhiraar bin Al-Azwar bin ...

Bio: Sh. …

الشيخ ... b - d. ... H. (... CE) in ... ﷽ 1. From Kuhin: Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya 2. Anonymous bio
1. From Kuhin: Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya
From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as "Biographies of ...

Bio: Sh. Abd al’Aziz al-Dabbagh

الشيخ مولانا عبد العزيز الدباغ b 1095 - d. 1131 H. (1718 CE) in Fas Mawlana `Abd al-`Aziz al-Dabbagh (d. 1131 H. / 1718 CE) From Kuhin: Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya He is the perfect Friend ...

Bio: Sh. Abul Mawahib al-Shadhili

الشيخ مولانا أبو المواهب الشاذلي d. 881? H. (after 850) in Cairo Mawlana Abu'l-Mawahib al-Shadhili (d. 881/1476)
From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as "Biographies of Prominent Shadhilis"
He is the shaykh of two ...

Bio: Sh. Abul-Najib al-Suhrawardi

d. 563 H. in Baghdad qaddasa Allah sirrahu ﷽ t.b.d. Article in At-Tabaqat al-Kubra of Imam al-Sha'rani (PDF) - View | Download - see also below
Summary notes from Imam Sha´rani's Tabaqat
" رحلة في كتاب طبقات الشعراني" أبو النجيب ...
Bio: Sh. Ahmad al-Badawi

Bio: Sh. Ahmad al-Badawi

سيدي الشيخ أحمد ابدوي d. 675 H. in Tanta, Egypt radiya Allah anhu ﷽ 1. Damas Cultural Society View original page (2007) 2. Letters (from Aisha Bewley's homepage external links: [1] [2] [3] 3. Biographical note from dar-sirr.com (see ...

Bio: Sh. Ahmad al-Rifa´i

b. 512 – d. 578 H. in Umm ´Abida (a village in Bata’ih) qaddasa Allah sirrahu ﷽ One of the greatest Sufi Masters - may Allah be pleased with him. t.b.d. Article in At-Tabaqat al-Kubra of Imam al-Sha'rani (PDF) ...

Bio: Sh. 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 © 2007 ...
Bio: Sh. Ahmad Habbal

Bio: Sh. Ahmad Habbal

الشيخ أحمد الرفاعي الحبال d. 1430 H. (2009 CE) in Damascus Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad al-Habbal al-Rifai was one of the Abdal and a protector Saint of Damascus. He was a student of Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hasani, and a servant and companion ...
Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn  Ajiba al-Hasani

Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn Ajiba al-Hasani

سيدي أحمد ابن عجيبة الحسني d. 1224 H. (1809 CE) East of Tetuan Sayyidi Ahmad b. `Ajiba al-Hasani
From: Kuhin, Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyya, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as "Biographies of Prominent Shadhilis"
He is the noble scion and inheritor ...
Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn ‘Uqbah al-Hadhrami

Bio: Sh. Ahmad ibn ‘Uqbah al-Hadhrami

الشيخ أحمد بن عُقبَة الحضرمي b 857 - d. 895 H. (1489 CE) in Cairo Sidi Abu'l-'Abbas al-Hadrami (d. 895/1489)
From: Kuhin: Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyyah Al-Kubra, translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani as "Biographies of Prominent Shadhilis"
He is ...
Bio: Sh. Badr al-Din al-Hasani

Bio: Sh. Badr al-Din al-Hasani

b. 1267 - d. 1354 H in Daamascs (1850-1935 CE) qaddasa Allah sirrahu ﷽ "The muhaddith of Sham" – one of the last great memorisers of hadith. This Hanafi master had a photographic memory and ...

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