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Archive for November 10th, 2007

Shaykh Abu Zahra (ra)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Saturday 10th November, 2007

shaykh muhammad abu zahraSheikh Muhammad Abu Zahra (1898-1974) was a conservative Egyptian public intellectual, traditional scholar of Islamic law and author.

Abu Zahra was educated at the Ahmadi Madrasa, the Madrasa al-Qada al-Shari and the Dar al-Ulum. He taught at al-Azhar’s faculty of theology and later, as professor of Islamic law at Cairo University. He also served as a member of al-Azhar’s Academy of Islamic Research. His more than forty books include biographies of Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Shafi’i, Ibn Hanbal, Zayd ibn Ali, Jafar as-Sadiq, Ibn Hazm, and Ibn Taymiyyah, as well as works on personal status, pious endowments (waqf), property, and crime and punishment in Islamic law. [..source..] one of the shaykhs famous works here.

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Imam Zahid Al-Kawthari (ra)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Saturday 10th November, 2007

shaykh zahid al-kawthari

A tireless scholar, there is apparently no field of the Islamic sciences in which al-Kawthari did not have a well-founded claim to authority. He edited and brought back into circulation countless classical books of fiqh, hadith, and usûl after he moved to Cairo. A staunch Ash`ari, he held an extremely critical view of anti-Ash`aris, considering Ibn Taymiyya an unmitigated anthropomorphist.

Posted in awliya allah, fiqh, hadith, islam, religion, scholars, signs of allah, sufi, sufism, Tasawwuf | Leave a Comment »