Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Shaykh Mufti) Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. Born in Leicester, UK in 1976 and raised under the guidance of his...

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Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani

He is Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn Farqad al-Shaybani. Muhammad was born in Wasit in 132 AH, and grew up in Kufa. He was a pupil of Abu Hanifa. Imam Shafi’i said, “I have not...

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Abu Hanifa Nu’man ibn Thabit (Imam A’zam)

Nu’man ibn Thabit, better known as Abu Hanifa, was born in 80 AH in the Iraqi city of Kufa, which, through the legacy of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and ‘Ali (May Allah be...

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Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Abu Hamid ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Shafi’i al-Ghazali (or al-Ghazzali) was born in 450/1058, in Tus (located in present-day Iran). He studied under the great theologian and...

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Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi

Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, referred to by many South Asian Muslims as Hakim al-Umma (“Spiritual Physician of the Muslim Umma”) and Mujaddid al-Milla (“Reformer of the Nation”), is...

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Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari

‘Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad al-Qari, more popularly known as Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari, was an ascetic, hadith scholar, jurist, theologian, and author of what has been hailed as the most comprehensive...

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Abu ‘l-Muntaha al-Maghnisawi

His full name is Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Abu ’l-Muntaha Shihab al-Din. He was born in Magnisia (Maghnisa), a town in present-day western Turkey (Al-A’lam 1:234). Very little is known about...

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Shaykh Zakariyya Kandhlawi

In the last century, India has undoubtedly become an important center for the study of hadith, and the scholars of India have become well-known for their passion for religious knowledge. Upon...

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Imam Hasan al-Basri

The Narrator, Hasan al-Basri, born in 21 AH and brought up in the house of Umm Salama (ra), had the opportunity to live with many of the Companions (ra). With his knowledge of the Qur’an...

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Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf

Concise Bio Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf, born and raised in London, studied in England, India, South Africa, and Syria. After memorizing the Holy Qur’an, he continued his education,...

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Faraz A. Khan

Faraz Ahmed Khan has lived in Amman, Jordan, for several years studying and teaching traditional Islamic sciences, with a focus on Hanafi jurisprudence, hadith studies, theology, logic, and...

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Makhdum Muhammad Hashim Sindhi

‘Allama Makhdum Muhammad Hashim Sindhi, born in 1104/1692, was a contemporary of Shah Wali Allah, the great Hadith scholar of Delhi, and was considered the Shah Wali Allah of the Sindh...

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