Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Janzi

Muhammad Ibn Yahya al-Janzi (Arabic: محمد بن يحيى الجنزي) was a Persian scholar, who was born in Nishapur. He was a student of Al-Ghazali and was responsible for spreading his teachings of Shafite Law in Nishapur.

Muhammad Ibn Yahya al-Janzi
Personal
Born476H/1083 AD
Died549H/1154 AD
ReligionIslam
EraIslamic Golden Age
RegionPersia
JurisprudenceShafi'i
CreedAsh'ari
Main interest(s)Fiqh
Muslim leader
Influenced by
Influenced

BiographyEdit

Muhammad Ibn Yahya al-Janzi was an Imam, Mufti, and Shafite Scholar. Just like al-Ghazali, he also had expertise in debates and silencing one's opponents.[1][2][3]

During his lifetime, he became an esteemed scholar & was appointed as a head teacher in Nizamiyya [4] The famous historian Ibn al-Sam'ani also studied under him. Imam Fakhar-ud-din al-Razi is linked with al-Ghazali through Abu Nasr Ahmad ibn Zirr ibn Aqil al-Kamal al-Simnani (d. 575), who was also the student of Yahya al-Janzi.[5]

WorksEdit

Just like al-Nawawi wrote a commentary, of a commentary (written by his teacher Ibn al-Salah), of al-Ghazali's "al-Wasit Fil Madhab" titled "Rawdat al-Talibin" & al-Rafi wrote "al-Fath al-azeez fi sharh al-Wajiz", Yahya al-Janzi also wrote a commentary titled "al-Muhit fi Sharh al-Wasit".

He said about al-Ghazali:

He is the second al-Shafi. [6]

StudentsEdit

Amongst the famous students of Yahya al-Janzi were:

DeathEdit

Yahya al-Janzi died in 549H/1154 AD in Nishapur.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ibn Khallikan, Wafayat-al-A'yan, Volume 1, Page 96-97
  2. ^ al-Sam'ani, Al-Ansab, Volume 5, Page 220
  3. ^ Al-Subki, Tabaqat, Volume 6, Page 63
  4. ^ Muntajab al-Din, Atabat al-Kataba, Page 6-9
  5. ^ Al-Subqi, Tabaqat, Volume 6, Page 16-17
  6. ^ Al-Subqi's Tabaqat, Volume VI, Page 150
  7. ^ Frank Griffel, Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology, p 71.
  8. ^ Al-Subqi, Tabaqat, Volume 6, Page 400