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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.

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