Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship

Over the fourteen centuries of its existence, Islamic scholarship has produced numerous individuals who have acquired broad knowledge and deep insight This work summarizes the thought of ten key personalities whose influence encompasses the vast majority of Muslims living today, whilst also describing their life, personality, and the civilization in which they lived.
Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship Over the fourteen centuries of its existence Islamic scholarship has produced numerous individuals who have acquired broad knowledge and deep insight This work summarizes the thought of ten key perso

  • Title: Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship
  • Author: Adil Salahi
  • ISBN: 9780860375708
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship”

    1. Adil Salahi's seamless writing style makes for effortless reading of this essential book. He adds a totally new dimension and framework to the discussion on the pioneers of Islamic scholarship and purposely chooses to cover the 4 imams, in addition to scholars who hail from other sectors of the Muslim community including scholars of some of the Shia schools. Salahi describes the human face of these scholars and makes them relevant to the reader and explains in simple language, how each of the sc [...]

    2. This book is a short biography of 11 prominent scholars who have been instrumental in directing the course of Islamic scholarship, specifically in the field of Fiqh. The scholars discussed are: Abu Hanifa founder of the Hanfi school; Malik ibn Anas founder of Maliki school; Muḥammad ibn Idris al-Shafii founder of Shafi school; Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal founder of Hambali school; Alī ibn Ḥazm a major figure within the Zahari school; Ja'far al-Sadiq associated with the Jafri school; the Zaidi scho [...]

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