Muhammad bin Jamil Zeno
His name has also been transliterated differently in the English speaking world. Whilst his publishers Dar-Us-Salam in Riyadh translate it as 'Muhammad bin Jamil Zeno', it is also rendered as Muhammad Bin/Ibn Jamal/Jamaal/Jameel Zeeno/Zaino/Zayno/Zaynoo/Zeenoo/Zino/Zainu.
He then went on to study forensic science at the University of Aleppo, which was part of the Islamic Waqf. He became a Sheikh and joined the House of Teachers in Aleppo where he taught for 29 years before leaving to teach in a madrasah in the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Later he traveled to Jordan to give Dawah where he became an Imam, teacher and influential preacher.
Because of his simple style, his books gained popularity in the Islamic world, especially in Western countries. He uses authentic sources while writing the books, which is why they are appreciated by scholars. Generally in the Islamic world, the authenticity of a book is judged by its author's name and his name has acquired such position.
His work is widely recognised but is also controversial, especially in prisons.
Zeno’s book, ‘Islamic Guidelines for Individual and Social Reform’, featured in the 2007 PBS Frontline documentary Homegrown: Islam In Prison, which was part of the America at a Crossroads television series. The documentary states that his books were distributed to prisons by the controversial Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation.
Zeno featured heavily a study by the right-leaning Centre for Social Cohesion, 'Hate on the State: How British libraries encourage Islamic extremism' by James Brandon and Douglas Murray, in which he has been described as "One of the most virulent Wahhabi clerics whose books are stocked in the Tower Hamlets libraries." which BBC News also reported on.
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- Abdul-Malik Mujahid, Publisher's Note, The Pillars of Islam & Iman by Muhammad bin Jamil Zeno, Riyadh: Dar-us-Salam Publications, 1996, pg. 11
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