Abd al-Rahman al-Jaziri

Abd al-Raĥmān Ibn Muĥammad cAwađ al-Jazīrī was born on the Egyptian island of Shandawīl in 1882 (1299 AH) and was educated at al-Azhar from 1896-1909; he later became a teacher at al-Azhar.

In 1912, al-Jazīrī was appointed inspector for the Ministry of Religious Endowment’s Department of Mosques, after which he was promoted to the Ministry’s chief inspector.

He was subsequently appointed as a professor in al-Azhar’s College of the Principles of Religion, and before his death in Ĥulwān in 1941 (1360 AH), al-Jazīrī became a member of al-Azhar’s Committee of Senior Scholars.

Al-Jazīrī’s writings include:
-Al-Fiqh cAlā al-Madhāhib al-Arbacah (“Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools”) in four volumes (Volume I was composed jointly by al-Jazīrī and a committee of scholars, while the remaining volumes were composed by al-Jazīrī alone)
-Tawđīĥ al-Aqā’id (“Clarification of Doctrines”) on the science of monotheism
-Al-Akhlāq al-Dīniyah wal-Ĥikam al-Sharciyah (“Religious Ethics and the Manifestations of Wisdom in the Islamic Law”)
-Adillat al-Yaqīn (“Proofs of Certainty”) in response to certain Christian evangelists; and Dīwān Khuţab (“Collected Sermons”)

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