Mohammed Farid Ali

Mohammed Farid Ali

Monday, 24 December 2012 10:00

The Creative Mufti: IBN ABIDIN

The eminent thirteenth century /early–nineteenth century Damascene scholar Muhammad Amin ibn Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz, better known as Ibn Abidin al-Shami especially in South Asian Hanafite circles, was an Alid sayyid descended from Ismail ibn Jafar al-sadiq. Born in 1198 AH /1784 CE in al-Qunawat quarter of the city of Damascus he took his early education in the Shafi legal school, then adopted the Hanafa juridical school. Under the leading Hanafi Shaykhs Shakir al-Uqqad al-Umari and Said al-Halabi he studied inheritance law & mathematics, legal theory, the Hadith disciplines, Qur’an exegesis, mysticism (tasawwuf), as well as various rational disciplines (ulum aqliyah)........... [click here to download the full article in pdf]

 

 

shawkani bookImam Shawkani is Muhammad b. Ali b. Muhammad b. Abdillah al-Shawkani al-Sanani (born 1760). He is called al-Shawkani because of his attribution to his birth place, Hijrah Shawkan a small town a day’s journey from Sana, Yemen. He is also known as al-Sanani as an attribution to Sana where he grew up, studied and held the position of Qadi al-qudat under the Qasimi Imam rulers. In his early years, he studied under his father Ali b. Muhammad al-Shawkani (d. 1797) who was a judge of Sana. It is difficult to say whether al-Shawkani was a Zaydi or Sunni, but his milieu was Zaydi. He was well read, educated in both the Zaydi and the Sunni traditions........... [click here to download the full article in pdf]