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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Shaykh Yusuf ibn Sulayman Motala

Shaykh Yusuf ibn Sulayman Motala, considered today by many as one of the greatest visionaries and preservers of the faith in the UK, was born 1366/1946 in Gujarat, India. He began his studies at...

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Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani is one of the leading Islamic scholars living today. Author of more than forty books in Urdu, Arabic, and English, he is an expert in the fields of Islamic Law,...

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Victor Danner

Victor Danner (d. 1990) was an American academic noted for his translation of the Hikam. He taught various subjects, including Arabic Language, Classical Arabic Literature, and...

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Amir Toft

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Amir A. Toft completed his memorization of the Qur’an in 2002 at the Institute of Islamic Education, a traditional Islamic school in the Chicago area, and has...

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Faraz Fareed Rabbani

Faraz Rabbani is a scholar of Hanafi fiqh and the Islamic sciences. While completing his Bachelors in Economics and Commerce at the University of Toronto, Shaykh Faraz developed a deep interest...

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Shaykh Zafar Ahmad Uthmani

He was the authoritative scholar of the Islamic sciences, the Qur’anic exegete, Hadith expert, jurist, and Sufi, Zafar Ahmad ibn Latif ‘Uthmani al-Thanawi. He was born the 13th of Rabi’...

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Shaykh ‘Abdullah Gangohi

Shaykh `Abdullah Gangohi (d. 1921) author of Ikmal al-Shiyam (commentary of the Book of Wisdoms) was a teacher in various Islamic schools in the Indian subcontinent, during an era of...

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Abu ‘l-Ikhlas Hasan al-Shurunbulali

Born in a village in Upper Egypt in 994/1586, his father took him to Cairo at the tender age of six. He memorized the Qur’an and subsequently studied the Islamic sciences under numerous...

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Shaykh ‘Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri

A prolific writer and eminent scholar of the Indian Subcontinent, Shaykh ‘Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri (or al-Barni) was born in 1343 ah in Bulandshehr of Uttar Pradesh. After attaining his...

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Maulana Masihullah Khan Sherwani

One of the greatest authorities on tasawwuf of his times, Mawlana Muhammad Masihullah Khan was among the senior representatives (khalifas) of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi. He...

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Imam Shams al-Din al-Sakhawi

Imam Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi, born in 831/1427 in Cairo, was one of the foremost students of Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (d. 852/1449)....

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