Locations: Country: Syria
b. 1338 – d. H. (2015 CE) in Damascus
He used to say: “Shaykh Abul Huda (al-Yaqoubi) must be the leader of us all.”
– may Allah be pleased with them all.
الشيخ شكري بن أحمد اللحفي
هو شكري بن أحمد لحفي: فقيه، مقرئ، أديب، خطاط، شاعر.
ولد عام « 1338هـ ــ 1920م » بدمشق.
بدأ بحفظ القرآن الكريم، وهو في سنّ التاسعة في مدينة حلب .
انتسب إلى حلقات العلوم الدينية تحت إشراف عدد من العلماء، ثم درس في الكلية الشرعية.
من شيوخه الذين تحمّل عنهم العلم الشيخ عبد الحميد كيوان، والشيخ عبد القدر العربيني، والشيخ يوسف أبوديل.
عمل معلّماً في المدارس الابتدائية في حلب ودرعا ودمشق، ثم مديراً لإحدى المدارس بدمشق . يتقن الفارسية ويدرسها.
نظّم دورات في الحفظ لعدد كبير من المعلّمين والمعلّمات، واستفادوا من خبرته وإجادته أيضاً للخط العربي.
تخرّج على يديه عدّد وافر من حفظة كتاب الله تعالى. وفي عام « 1385هـ ــ 1966م » بدأ وضع كتابه « تحفة العصر في علم القراءات المتواترة العشر », واستوحى هذا العنوان من روح العصر في وافر النتاج ويسير الزمن، وأورد فيه أسماء القرّاء العشرة ورواتهم، و اختلاف قراءاتهم، وقد أقرّته دار التنمية الثقافية لطلابها.
كما ينصح من أراد الحفظ أن يكرّر ما أراد حفظه قبل نومه، ثم يعود بعد الاستيقاظ إلى قراءاته، وذلك أوثق، ويمكن أن يجعل له حصة يومية أو يتبادل القراءة مع الآخرين.
Relation to Yaqoubi Family
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Tree planted over the grave of Imam al-Nawawi 
Tree planted over the grave of Imam al-Nawawi 
Map of South of Syria
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- Bio: The Yaqoubi MastersThe Yaqoubi Masters Tab links: English | عربي | Ocean of Awlia | Pictures | Family tree | Lineage | Ref’s Sheikh Sharif Al-Yaqoubi d. 1362 H./1943 CE Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Yaqoubi d.1406 H./1985 CE Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi b.1382 H./1961 CE Sheikh Isma`il Al-Yaqoubi d.1380 H./1960 CE Sheikh Muhammad al-´Arabi Al-Yaqoubi d. H. / 1965 CE Click on the photo to go the article Yaqoubi family diagram | Burial places in Damascus An Ocean of Awlia The Legacy of the Al-Yaqoubi Family in Damascus By His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi View PDF | Download Yaqoubi Awlia Click to open file in new window | as ...
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- Bio: Abu Shamah al-MaqdisiAbu 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 He was the third head of Damascus Dar al-hadith after Imam al-Nawawi Abū Shāma Shihāb al-Dīn al-Maqdisī Abū Shāma Shihāb al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ismāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿUthmān b. Abī Bakr b. Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad al-Maqdisī (599–665/1203–68) was a scholar of seventh/thirteenth-century ...
- Bio: Abu Sulayman al-DaraniAbu Sulayman al-Darani أبو سليمان عبد الرحمن بن عطية الداراني (d. 215 H. in Dara near Damascus) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: Bio in English | عربي | Svenska | Burial Place | Refs Biography in Al-Risala al-Qushayriyya – t.b.d. Biografi Abu Sulayman al-Darani ur al-Qusayri’s Risala, övers. Göran Ogén t.b.d. t.b.d. Biografi ur al-Qusayri’s Risala Biografi Abu Sulayman al-Darani ur Al-Risala al-Qushayriyya Övers. Göran Ogén 12. Abū Sulaymān cAbd al-Rahmān bin cAtīya al-Dārānī(1) 1. kom från Dārān(2), en av byarna kring Damaskus, och dog år ...
- Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Mubarak al-HasaniSayyidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Mubarak al-Hasani al-Idrisi الشيخ السيد محمد المبارك الحسني d. 1330 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: Biography | Burial Place | References He was Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad al-Dillisi al-Qayrawani, whose lineage goes back to Mawlana Idris (radia Allah-u `anhu). He took the Shadhili tariqa from his brother, Shaykh Muhammad al-Tayyib, and was his khalifa He was born in 1263 H. in Beirut, during his family’s migration from Algeria to Sham – this was the first migration, ...
- Bio: Abu DardaAbu Darda أبو الدرداء الأنصاري الخزرجي d. 32 H. (653 CE) in Damascus (sahabi) radiya Allah anhu Tab links: English | عربي | Hadith | Burial Place | Refs `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 and hadith narrator. He was originally trader in Madinah who converted from Judaism to Islam after hearing the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s). He became a great scholar and hadith narrator, known ...
- Bio: Sh. Ismail al-YaqoubiSayyidi Shaykh Ismail al-Yaqoubi al-Hasani al-Idrisi الشيخ السيد إسماعيل اليعقوبي الحسني d. 1380 H. / 1960 CE in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu Tab links: Burial Place | Love’s Pilgrim (Qasida) He was the grandfather of Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a great Wali known for his miracles. His khalwa was under in the Sinaniyya mosque in Damascus. He is buried in the cemetery of Bab Saghir in Damascs, near the tomb of Sayyiduna Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi – may Allah be pleased with them both. Sayyiduna Shaykh Muhammad ...
- Bio: Sh. Muhammad al-Tayyib al-HasaniSayyidi 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: His life | 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 and great grandson of sayyiduna al-Hasan Sibt Rasul Allah (sall Allah-u `aleyhi wa sallam). He took the Shahdili Tariqa from Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad ...
- Bio: Nur al-Din b. ZankiNur al-Din b. Zanki b. 511 – d. 579 in Daamascus radiya Allah anhu – السلطان أبو القاسم نور الدين محمود ين أبي سعيد(أبو 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 many awqaf, loved and honored the pple of din; strong in warfare, a good archer, he would only consume out of wealth he gained by buisineness or spoils of ...
- Bio: Sh. Ahmad b. Badr al-Din al-HanafiShaykh Ahmad b. Badr al-Din al-Hanafi d. 934 أحمد بن بدر الدين الحنفي radiya Allah anhu Buried in the Hamriyyah graveyard – بمحلة الشويكة – Reference: Damas Cultural Society © 2007
- Bio: Sh. Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-HanafiAhmad 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. Damas Cultural Society © 2007
- Bio: `Abd al-Rahman al-`Ayni`Abd al-Rahman al-`Ayni d. 893 in Damascus, Salihiyya radiya Allah anhu Buried in MîTûr Jami`al-Jadid in Salihiyyah Damas Cultural Society © 2007
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Info on Islamic Centers in Syria
by Abu Yahya
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Meciful
All praises be to Allah, Lord of Creation, and peace and blessings be upon our liegelord Muhammad, his companions and folk, one and all.
As-Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah
You asked about the different universities, colleges, and institutions in Damascus for learning Arabic and Islam. As for Arabic, the three most common places would be the Universtiy of Damascus which has a center for teaching Arabic to foreigners, the Mezzeh Institute, and Abu Noor College. The first two cost roughly $120 per term, and are secular in nature. The third is free and is an Islamic institution, but one can only register at the beginning of the year. With regards to learning Islam, the sharia, and all the other Islamic sciences, there are many institutes in Damascus that offer programs in these fields. Theres the Universtiy of Damascus Faculty of Sharia, theres the al-Fath al-Islamy which has both a sharia highschool \ college, and a university that is a branch of the University of Azhar in Cairo Egypt. There is also the Furqan College, the Ameeniyah College, the Tahtheeb College, and the Abu Noor College.
– type of institute
Broadly speaking, there two types of institutes in Damascus concerning Islam and Arabic, secular and religious. The University of Damascus, Mezzeh Institute, are secular institutes, whereas all the other schools I mentioned are religous. From another standpoint, all institutes in Damascus can also be divided into two other types, either a high school \ college, or a university. Only the evening program at Al-Fath and the Faculty of Sharia at the University of Damascus, aswell as some of the programs at Abu Noor, are considered university level. All other programs are considered high school., like the Tahtheeb, Amaneeyah, Al-Fath morning program, Furqan, and some of the Abu Noor programs, or college like the Arabic program for foreigners at the University of Damascus.
– what kind of subjects / programs are taught?
At the Al-Fath evening program, which is a branch of Al-Azhar in Cairo, there are three faculties, Sharia, Usool ad-Deen, and Arabic. The first, Sharia, concentrates on fiqh, usool al-fiqh, comparitve fiqh, etc. The second, Usool ad-Deen, is broader and concentrates on a much wider ranger of subjects like Tafseer, Aqeedah, hadith, aswell as fiqh, etc. The Faculty of Arabic concentrates on Arabic grammar, literature, poetry, etc. All the programs are four year long, three years in Damascus, and the final year in Azhar at Cairo. The morning program is six years long and is equivalent to a high school. Many subjects are taught like fiqh, tafseer, seera, Islamic history, hadeeth, Aqeedah, usool, arabic grammar, etc. If one has time and patience, this program is very beneficial. The Tahtheeb, Ameeneyah, and Furqan are the same, six years long and quite beneficial. They are all quite similar in their curriculums as well.
– required language skills?
To attend any of these programs of the Islamic sciences, a strong basis in Arabic is a definite pre-requisite. Therefore, one should spend a solid two years in Damascus learning the Arabic language, before registering at any of the above-mentioned institutes. In this manner, maximum benefit is ensured. However, to begin learning Arabic at the Arabic Center at the University of Damascus, or the Mezzeh Institute, no prior knowledge of Arabic is required technically speaking. But from personal experience, I would recommend that even then, one should have some background before coming since Ive noticed that those with absolutely no background have great difficulty learning at the Arabic Center. In my opinion, one should read at least one book of Arabic Grammar before coming. I highly recommend the textbook Ã Modern Standard Arabic Ã by Peter Aboud, which I found of inestimable value during my beginning months in Syria.
– can women attend?
At the University of Damasus Arabic Center, at the Faculty of Sharia aswell, and at the Al-Fath evening program (Azhar), and at Furqan, aswell as at Abu Noor, there are programs for women too, which are identical to the male programs. Some of the smaller colleges like the Tahtheeb, or Amaneeyah, do not provide services for women unfortunately.
– if so, how is there security provided for?
There are no special security measures taken for the female sections of these schools, since Damascus is commonly acknowledged by the local and foreign inhabitants as a very safe place to live. Crime is minimal, and rarely exceeds petty theft. Rape, murder, grand theft, are all virtually unheard of. It might be difficult to believe, and it was for me too when I first arrived, but after nearly five years of living there, I have to admit that Damascus is one of the safest places Ive even been to.
– is there any age limit?
The only age limits are if one is too young. Each institute has its own age limit which I cant recall at the moment. As for older people, there is no age limit. One is never too old to learn.
The University of Damascus Arabic Center aswell as the Mezzeh Institute charge about $120 US for each term (there are five terms a year). The Al-Fath evening program charges about $120 US for the first year, and then about $70 for each subsequent year. All other prgrams dont charge anything to my knowledge, however, Abu Noor does require a $200 deposit at the beginning of the year which the student gets back after successfully completing his studies. Aside from tuitions, there are other fees though. If studying at the University of Damascus, one is required to get a letter from onee embassy which can cost from between $10 to $80 depending on the embassy.
– how and when can one register?
At the Arabic Center (University of Damascus) one can regeister every term, however Im not sure about the Mezzeh institute. At all other institutes, one must register well before the beginning of the academic year. This is done most easily by going to Syria a month early ( in August instance) and going to the institute and applying directly. All other methods, like applying from Sweden through mail or e-mail, are much more time consuming and difficult.
– how can one get more information?
The best way is to contact people who have studied there, or who are currently studying there. The persons who I mentioned in the previous e-mail are all very helpful and wouldnt mind answering questions from interested brothers and sisters. Similaryly, I myself am always willing to help new students in this regarad aswell.
I pray that Allah continues to guide us to Him, Ameen.
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
Author the Hashya, known as Ibn ´Abidin
Abidin family tree and lineage
(d. 1252 H.)
(d. 1306 H.)
(d. 1307 H.)
Muhammad Abu Khayr
(d. 1345 H.)
Muhammad Abul Yusr
(d. 1401 H.)
Lineage of `Umar ‘Abidin:
He was `Umar
b. `Abd al-`Aziz b. Ahmad
b. `Abd al-Rahim
b. Muhammad Salih al-Din (known as Ibn `Abidin because of his rightousness)
b. Najm al-Din b. Muhammad
b. Kamal b. Taqi al-Din (al-mudarris)
b. Mustafa b. Husayn b. Rahmatu Allahal-Thani b. Qasim
b. Isma’il (the first of them who came to Damascus, became the leader of the guild of ashraf in 330 H. ),
b. Husayn al-Thalith,
b. Ahmad b. al-Khamis
b. Isma’il al-Thani
b. Isma’il al-A`raj
b. al-Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq
b. al-Imam Muhammad al-Baqir
b. al-Imam `Ali Zayn al-`Abidin
b. al-Imam al-Husayn
b. Sayyidina `Ali & Sayyidatina Fatima radia Allah `anhum.
(Photo: bmk/ziarat 2009)
Notes & Refs
Original site: <a href="http://damas-original.nur.nu/Texter/bionotes/bio_abidin_Muhammad-Amin.html
b. 25 H. in Madinah – d. 86/7 H. in Damascus
أبو الوليد عبد الملك بن مروان
radiya Allah anhu
Ibn Khaldun stated that
“`Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan is one of the greatest Arab and Muslim Caliphs. He followed in the footsteps of `Umar ibn al-Khattab, the Commander of the Believers, in regulating state affairs”.
He was a well-educated man and capable ruler who was able to solve many political problems. He ruled for 21 years, and extended and consolidated Muslim rule.
He spent the first half of his life with his father, Marwan bin Al-Hakam fourth Umayyad caliph, in Medina, where he received religious instruction and developed friendly relations with pious circles of that city that were to stand him in good stead in his later life. As caliph, he treated the scholars with respect, and his private life was close to their ideals. As a result, many were to abandon their earlier opposition to Umayyad rule.
‘Abd al-Malik became caliph after the death of his father Marwan I in 685. Within a few years, he dispatched armies, under Al-Ḥajjaj bin Yousef, on a campaign to reassert Umayyad control over the Islamic empire. In an attemtpt to oust ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr from Makka, Al-Hajjaj besieged the Holy City, and bombarded it with catapults. ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr was killed in the final fighting around the Ka’ba.
‘Abd al-Malik assiend Al-Ḥajjaj as governor of Iraq, where he quelled revolts consolidated Umawi rule, paving the way to further territorial expansion, from Anatolia to the far Maghrib.
For the first time, a special currency for the Muslim world was minted, which led to war with the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines were decisively defeated by `Abd al-al-Malik in Sevastopol, after the defection of a large contingent of Slavs. The Islamic currency was then made the only currency of exchange in the Muslim world.
Many other important changes took place under the rule of `Abd al-Al-Malik:
– He introduced reforms in agriculture and commerce.
– He made Arabic the state language. During his reign, all important records were translated into Arabic.
– He organised a regular postal service.
– He repaired the damaged Kaaba and began the tradition of weaving a silk cover for the Kaaba in Damascus.
He was the first in Islam to be called `Abd al-Malik [Ziarat al-Sham p. 33:f4]
To history, Abd al-Malik is known as the “Father of Kings”: his four sons succeeded him as the caliph one after another though with Umar II, son of Abd al-Aziz succeeding Sulayman. Abd al-Malik died at al-Sinnabra in 705.
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