Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli
Born23 September 1389 CE / 791 AH
Died5 July 1460 CE / 864 AH
Main interest(s)Fiqh, Tafsir, Sharia, Aqidah
Notable work(s)Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Sharh al-Minhaj
Muslim leader
Arabic name
Personal (Ism)Muhammad
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[1] and Kanz al-Raghibin, an explanation of Al-Nawawi's Minhaj al-Talibin, a classical manual on Islamic Law according to Shafi'i fiqh.[2]

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,[3] due to its simple style[3] 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,[4] Turkish, and Japanese. There are two English translations.[5][6]


  1. ^ Oliver Leaman, ed. (2006). "Al-Suyuti". The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. pp. 618–920. ISBN 978-0-415-32639-1.
  2. ^ Ludwig W. Adamec (2009), Historical Dictionary of Islam, pp.238-239. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810861615.
  3. ^ a b http://main.altafsir.com/Al-Jalalayn.asp ''Tafsir al-Jalalayn'', Altafsir.com, accessed 16 March 2014
  4. ^ The Qurʼān in the Malay-Indonesian world : context and interpretation. Daneshgar, Majid,, Riddell, Peter G.,, Rippin, Andrew, 1950-2016. Abingdon, Oxon. 2016-06-10. ISBN 9781317294757. OCLC 951623927.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Al-Mahalli and Al-Suyuti (2008). Tafsir al-Jalalayn. Translated by Dr. Feras Hamza. Louisville: Fons Vitae. ISBN 9781891785160.
  6. ^ Al-Mahalli and Al-Suyuti (2007). Tafsir al-Jalalayn. Translated by Aisha Bewley. London: Dar al Taqwa. ISBN 978-1870582612.