Akmal al-Din al-Babarti

Akmal al-Din al-Babarti (Arabic: أكمل الدين البابرتي), was a Hanafi scholar, jurist, scholastic Maturidi theologian, mufassir (Quranic exegete), muhaddis (Hadith scholar), grammarian (nahawi), an eloquent orator, and prolific author with more than 40 works to his name.[3][4][5]

Akmal al-Din al-Babarti
أكمل الدين البابرتي
Personal
Born710 A.H. = 1310 A.D.
714 A.H. = 1314 A.D.
There has been some misunderstanding about the birthplace. Some scholars have assumed that he was from Baberta, a village in the outskirts of Baghdad, and some others said that his nisbah al-Rumi indicates origins from the Pontic town of Babert (Bayburt) in the vicinity of Erzurum.[1][2]
Died786 A.H. = 1384 A.D.
ReligionIslam
EraIslamic Golden Age
Region Turkey Iraq
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceHanafi
CreedMaturidi
Main interest(s)Aqidah, Kalam (Islamic theology), Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Usul al-Fiqh (principles of jurisprudence), Tafsir (Quranic exegesis), Hadith studies, Islamic inheritance jurisprudence, Nahw (Arabic grammar), Arabic literature, Morphology (linguistics), Rhetoric
Notable work(s)Al-'Inayah Sharh al-Hidayah,
Sharh Wasiyyat al-Imam Abi Hanifa
Muslim leader

He was praised by several famous scholars, including Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani, Al-Suyuti, Al-Maqrizi, Ibn Qutlubugha, Ibn Taghribirdi, Ibn al-Hinna'i, Muhammad ibn Iyas, Ibn al-'Imad al-Hanbali, and Abd al-Hayy al-Lucknawi, and the Sultan Barquq was honoring him.[6][7]

TeachersEdit

After studying in Aleppo, he moved to Cairo in 740 A.H. (1340 A.D.) where he studied with Shams al-Din al-Isfahani (d. 749/1348), Qawam al-Din al-Kaki (d. 749/1348), Abu Hayyan al-Andalusi (d. 745/1344), Ibn 'Abd al-Hadi (d. 744/1343) and other renowned scholars.

He was appointed as professor in Cairo in the khanqah of the Amir Sayf al-Din Shaykhu/Shaykhun al-Nasiri (also al-'Umari), who was originally a member of the household of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad b. Kalawun (d. 741/1341).[8]

StudentsEdit

Among his celebrated students are Al-Sharif al-Jurjani (d. 1413) and Shams al-Din al-Fanari (d. 1430 or 1431).[9]

BooksEdit

He wrote more than 40 works in Aqidah, Kalam (Islamic theology), Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic jurisprudence), Tafsir (Quranic exegesis), Hadith studies, Islamic inheritance jurisprudence, Nahw (Arabic grammar), Arabic literature, Morphology (linguistics), and Rhetoric.

Some of his books are as follows:[10][11]

in addition to these Babarti authored a commentary on the Alfiyya of Ibn Malik on grammar, a commentary on al-Manar, and a commentary on al-Bazdawi.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Islamisation of Anatolia". University of St Andrews.
  2. ^ "Al-'Alam by al-Zirikli". shamela.ws.
  3. ^ Ullah, Kifayat (21 August 2017). Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the Qur'an by Kifayat Ullah. ISBN 9783110532685.
  4. ^ "Mu'jam al-Mu'allifin by Umar Rida Kahhalah". al-maktaba.org.
  5. ^ "The Islamisation of Anatolia". University of St Andrews.
  6. ^ "Life Profile and Biography of Al-Babarti". alhaditha.net.
  7. ^ Islamkotob. ابن خلدون ورسالته للقضاة مزيل الملام عن حكّام الأنام. p. 44.
  8. ^ "Al-Durar al-Kaminah fi A'yani al-Mi'ata al-Thaminah by Ibn Hajar Al-'Asqalani". shamela.ws.
  9. ^ "The Islamisation of Anatolia". University of St Andrews.
  10. ^ Sharh al-Talkhis. IslamKotob, 1970 Religion › Islam. p. 19 – via Internet Archive.
  11. ^ "Life Profile and Biography of Al-Babarti". alhaditha.net.
  12. ^ Ullah, Kifayat (21 August 2017). Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the Qur'an by Kifayat Ullah. ISBN 9783110532685.

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