Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli
|Born||23 September 1389 CE / 791 AH|
|Died||5 July 1460 CE / 864 AH|
|Main interest(s)||Fiqh, Tafsir, Sharia, Aqidah|
|Notable work(s)||Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Sharh al-Minhaj|
|Patronymic (Nasab)||ibn Shihab al-Din|
|Teknonymic (Kunya)||Abu Abd Allah|
|Epithet (Laqab)||Jalāl al-Dīn|
|Toponymic (Nisba)||al-Mahalli, al-Shāfi‘ī|
Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Shihāb al-Dīn Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī(Arabic: جلال الدين أبو عبد الله محمد بن شهاب الدين أحمد بن كمال الدين محمد بن إبراهيم بن أحمد بن هاشم العباسي الأنصاري المحلّي; c. 1389–1460 CE); aka Jalaluddin was an Egyptian scholar of the Qur'an and Islamic Jurisprudence. He authored numerous and lengthy works on various branches of Islamic Studies, among which the most important two are Tafsir al-Jalalayn and Kanz al-Raghibin, an explanation of Al-Nawawi's Minhaj al-Talibin, a classical manual on Islamic Law according to Shafi'i fiqh.
His Tafsir Tafsir al-Jalalayn is considered as one of the most famous and popular interpretations of the Qur'an. The mission of preparing the Tafsir was initiated by Jalal ad-Din al-Maḥalli in 1459 and completed after his death by his pupil Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti in 1505, thus its name, which means "Tafsir of the two Jalals". It is recognised as one of the most popular exegeses of the Qur'an today, due to its simple style and its conciseness, as it is only one volume in length. The work has been translated into many languages including English, French, Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Malay/Indonesian, Turkish, and Japanese. There are two English translations.