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Monday, 12 January 2015 09:40

Izz al-Din ibn Abd Al-Salam: The King Of Scholars

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Abu Muhammad Izz al-Din Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Salam al-Sulami was born in 578 AH /1182 CE in Damascus. He was from the tribe of Banu Sulaym, of Moroccan origin. He was a great Muslim scholar who has contributed immensely in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and its principles (fiqh wa usulihi), particularly in promoting the idea of maslahah (public benefit) within the ambit of Islamic law as well as establishing the science of weighing between maslahah (benefit) and mafsadah (harm). Therefore, he was among the scholars who put their utmost endeavour to develop theoretical edifice of the higher objectives of Islamic law (maqasid al-shariah). Beside his great scholarly contribution to the Ummah, Izz al-Din was also known for his unwavering attitude in defending the rights of the people which needed to be carefully observed by society’s leaders.,............. [click here to download the full article in pdf]