Author(s)Ali, Mohammed Farid
DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
KBP Islamic Law
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AbstractThe eminent thirteenth century /early–nineteenth century Damascene scholar Muhammad Amin ibn Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz, better known as Ibn Abidin al-Shami especially in South Asian Hanafite circles, was an Alid sayyid descended from Ismail ibn Jafar al-sadiq. Born in 1198 AH /1784 CE in al-Qunawat quarter of the city of Damascus he took his early education in the Shafi legal school, then adopted the Hanafa juridical school. Under the leading Hanafi Shaykhs Shakir al-Uqqad al-Umari and Said al-Halabi he studied inheritance law & mathematics, legal theory, the Hadith disciplines, Qur’an exegesis, mysticism (tasawwuf), as well as various rational disciplines (ulum aqliyah)...........
Ali, Mohammed Farid (2012) The creative mufti: Ibn Abidin (d.1252 AH/1836 CE). Architects of Civilisation. pp. 1-7.