Siraj al-Din al-Bulqini

Abū Hafs Sirāj al-Dīn al-Bulqīnī(Arabic: ابو حفص سراج الدين البلقيني الشافعي‎; c. 1324–1403 CE); aka Sirajuddin was an Egyptian scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence. He is a prominent scholars of the famous al-Bulqīnī family, which was an influential dynasty of Shāfiʿī judges, law professors, and administrators in Mamlūk Syria and Egypt.[1] His most important work is entitled Tashih al-Minhaj, an explanation of Al-Nawawi's Minhaj al-Talibin, a classical manual on Islamic Law according to Shafi'i fiqh.[2]

Siraj al-Din al-Bulqini
Personal
Born4 August 1324 CE / 724 AH
Died1 June 1403 CE / 805 AH
ReligionIslam
RegionEgypt
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceShafi'i
Main interest(s)Fiqh, Sharia
Notable work(s)Tashih al-Minhaj
Muslim leader
Arabic name
Personal (Ism)Umar
Patronymic (Nasab)ibn Raslan
Teknonymic (Kunya)Abu Hafs
Epithet (Laqab)Sirāj al-Dīn
Toponymic (Nisba)al-Bulqini, al-Shāfi‘ī

After his primary education in Egypt, he traveled to Damascus and was appointed as a Mufti. He has also served as a lecturer at Al-Azhar Mosque. He had a vast number of disciples that the entire Egypt following the Shafe`i school had Ulama who were either his own disciples or disciples of his disciples.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "al-Bulqini Family". Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  2. ^ Ludwig W. Adamec (2009), Historical Dictionary of Islam, pp.238-239. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810861615.
  3. ^ "Sirajuddin al-Bulqini". Retrieved 2020-04-15.