Al-Suyuti

Historian, Author

1445 – 1505

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Who was Al-Suyuti?

Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, whose full Arabic name is Abu al-Fadl 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakr b. Muhammad Jalal al-Din al-Khudayri al-Suyuti, also known as Ibn al-Kutub was an Egyptian religious scholar, juristic expert and teacher, and one of the most prolific Arab writers of the Middle Ages, whose works deal with a wide variety of subjects in Islamic theology. He was precocious and was already a teacher in 1462. In 1486, he was appointed to a chair in the mosque of Baybars in Cairo. He adhered to the Shafi'i Maslak and is one of the latter-day authorities of the Shafi'i School, considered to be one of the Ashabun-Nazzar whose degree of Ijtihad is agreed upon. An alternative spelling of his name is Jalaluddin.

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Born
1445
Cairo
Also known as
  • Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
  • Abu al-Fadl 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
  • Ibn al Kutb
  • Suyūtī
  • Suyūṭī
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Arab people
Nationality
  • Egypt
Profession
Died
Oct 20, 1505
Cairo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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