Asad Mayhani

Abul-Fath Asad ibn Muhammad al-Mayhani (Arabic: أبو الفتح أسد بن محمد الميهاني) was a Persian scholar, who was born in Mayhana. He was an immediate follower of Al-Ghazali.

Asad al-Mayhani
Personal
Born1068
Died1132
ReligionIslam
EraIslamic Golden Age
RegionPersia
JurisprudenceShafi'i
CreedAsh'ari
Muslim leader
Influenced by

BiographyEdit

According to Ibn al-Jawzi and Taj al-Din al-Subki, Asad Mayhani was a highly influential scholar of Islamic law. The works (al-Taliqa or the Notes) of Asad al-Mayhani were adopted by the Nizamiyya Madrassa in Baghdad. He studied Islamic Jurispudence with Abu-Muzaffar al-Samani (who was the grandfather of the historian Abu Saad Al-Samani) at the Nizamiyya madrasa in Merw & then moved to Ghazna, where he became famous.[1]

Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi said that his father studied "The Notes" of Asad al-Mayhani, who was very famous at that time. [2]

Ibn al-Jawzi said that many Hanbalites studied "the Notes" of Asad al-Mayhani, even though he was a Shafi'i. [3]

In the thirteenth century, Ibn Kathir said Asad Mayhani's "Notes" were still popular. [4]

Asad al-Mayhani said about the works of al-Ghazali:

None will arrive at al-Ghazali's level of insights and his virtue unless he reaches — or at least almost reaches — intellectual perfection. [5]

DeathEdit

Asad Mayhani died in 527/1132 in Hamadan. [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ al-Subki's Tabaqat, Volume V, Page 335
  2. ^ Al-Baghdadi's Kitab al-Nasihatayn, Page 89
  3. ^ Makdisi, Rise of colleges, Page 122
  4. ^ Ibn Kathir's Tabaqat al-fuqaha al-shafiyin, Volume 2, Page 566
  5. ^ Al-Subqi's Tabaqat, Volume VI, Page 202
  6. ^ Ibn al-Jawzi's al-Muntazam, Volume X, Page 13