Al-Zarkashi
Personal
Born1344 CE/745 AH
Died1392 CE/794 AH
ReligionIslam
NationalityEgyptian
EraMamluk
RegionMiddle East
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceShafi'i
Main interest(s)Hadith studies, Islamic jurisprudence.
OccupationHistoriographer, bibliographer, scholar, jurist.
Arabic name
Personal (Ism)Muhammad
Patronymic (Nasab)Ibn Abdullah ibn Bahādir
Teknonymic (Kunya)Abū 'Abdullāh
Toponymic (Nisba)az-Zarkashī

Abū Abdullāh Badr ad-Dīn Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Bahādir az-Zarkashī (1344–1392/ 745–794 AH), better known as Az-Zarkashī, was a fourteenth century Islamic scholar. He primarily resided in Mamluk-era Cairo. He specialized in the fields of law, hadith, history and Shafi'i legal jurisprudence (fiqh).[1] He left behind thirty compendia, but the majority of these are lost to modern researchers and only the titles are known.[2] One of his most famous works that has survived is al-Burhan fee 'Uloom al-Qur'an, a manual of the Qur'anic sciences.

Teachers

Az-Zarkashī studied hadīth (one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the prophet Muhammad) in Damascus with Imād al-Dīn Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), fiqh and usūl in Aleppo with Shihāb ud-Dīn Al-Adhra`I (d. 1381), and Quran and fiqh in Cairo with the head of the Shafi’i school in Cairo at the time, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Asnawi.[3]

Disciples

His notable students included Shamsuddīn al-Barmaid (d. 830 AH) and Najmuddin bin Haji ad-Dimasyqi (d. 831 AH).

Works

References

  1. ^ al-Nukat 'ala al-'Umdah fi'l Ahkam (النكت على العمدة في الأحكام) Imam al-Zarkashi
  2. ^ Jalajel, David S. (2017) Women and Leadership in Islamic Law
  3. ^ Rippin, A. (2012), "al-Zarkas̲h̲ī", in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition: ISBN 9789004161214, 1960–2007