Al-Sakhawi

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Muslim scholar
Shams al-Din al-Sakhawi
Title Al-Hafiz, Shams al-Din
Born 1428 CE (831 AH)
Cairo, Egypt
Died 1497 CE (902 AH)
Medina
Region Middle Eastern Scholar
Jurisprudence Shafi'i
Creed Sunni
Main interest(s) Hadith, History

Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi (Arabic: شمس الدين محمد بن عبدالرحمن السخاوي‎, 1428/831 AH - 1497/902 AH) was a reputable Shafi'i Muslim hadith scholar and historian who was born in Cairo. "Al-Sakhawi" refers to the village of Sakha in Egypt, where his relatives belonged. He was a prolific writer that excelled in the knowledge of hadith, tafsir, literature, and history. His proficience in hadith has its influences trace back heavily on his Shaykh Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. He died in Medina.

Works[edit]

  • Al-Tuhfah al-latifah fi Tarikh al-Madinah al-Sharifah (التحفة اللطيفة في تاريخ المدينة الشريفة): About Madinah al-Munawwara.
  • Fath al-Mugeeth bi Sharh Alfiyat al-Hadith (al-'Iraqi)
  • Al-Daw' al-lami` li ahli al-Qarni al-Tasi
  • Al-Jawahir wa al-Durar fi Tarjamat Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Hajar (al-Asqalani) (Pearls and Diamonds: the Biography of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Hajar of `Asqalan)
  • Al-Maqasid al-Hasanah
  • Ashratu Sa'ah (Signs of the Day of Judgment) - which has been recently reprinted with 'Tahqiq' by Muhammad al-'Aqeel.
  • Al-riḥlah al-Ḥalabīyah wa tarājimihā (الرحلة الحلبية وتراجمها)
  • Al-riḥlah al-Makkīyah (الرحلة المكية)
  • Al-riḥlah al-Sakandarīyah (الرحلة السكندرية)
  • Al-baladaniyat al-ʻalīyāt (البلدنيات العليات): A book where he recorded the names of 80 towns he visited and took knowledge from its scholars.
  • Bughyat al-rāwī bi-man akhadha ʻanhu al-Sakhawi (بغية الراوي بمن أخذ عنه السخاوي) or Al-imtinān bi-shuyūkh Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rahman (الامتنان بشيوخ محمد بن عبد الرحمن): A dictionary that lists the names of all his teachers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salmān, Mashhūr Ḥasan Maḥmūd & Shuqayrāt, Aḥmad Ṣidqī (1998). "Tarjamat al-musannif". Muʼallafāt al-Sakhāwī : al-ʻAllāmah al-Ḥāfiẓ Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sakhāwī, 831-902 H. Dār Ibn Ḥazm. p. 18.