Umar Sulaiman Al-Ashqar

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Umar Al-Ashqar
Born 1940
Nablus State of Palestine
Died August 10, 2012 (aged 72)
Nationality Jordanian Jordan
Alma mater University of Madinah Saudi Arabia
Al-Azhar University Egypt

Dr. Umar Sulayman 'Abd-Allaah al-Ashqar (عمر بن سليمان الأشقر) was a professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.[citation needed]. He is not to be confused with Dr. Muḥammad Sulaymān Ashqar.

Biography[edit]

Ashqar was a professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Jordan.[citation needed] He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law at Zarqa Private University, also in Jordan.[citation needed]

Ashqar was born in Nablus in 1940.[citation needed] His family later moved to Madina, Saudi Arabia and he attended the Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed his bachelor’s degree becoming one of the first graduates[citation needed]. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Al-Azhar University in Cairo and was a student of scholars such as Ibn Baz[citation needed] and Al-Albani[citation needed]. Ashqar was the author of numerous books on Islam, including the Islamic Creed Series. He died in August 2012.[1]

Views[edit]

Ashqar was known for his support of the Muslim Brotherhood[citation needed]. He also claimed that it is obligatory for the Muslim world to support the Second Intifada.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Belief in Allah: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, 2nd English Edition, 2003, ISBN 9960-850-38-2; 480 pages)
  • The World of the Noble Angels: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, English, 2002, ISBN 9960-672-75-1; 128 pages)
  • The world of Jinns and Devils: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (Co-author Jamaal Zarabozo, Al-Basheer Publications & Translations, English (July 1, 1998), ISBN 1-891540-02-5; 238 pages)
  • The Messengers and the Messages: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, ISBN 9960-672-88-3; 358 pages)
  • The Final Day (part 1): The Minor Resurrection (What happens after death): In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, English, 2002, ISBN 9960-672-79-4; 360 pages)
  • The Final Day (part 2): The Day of Resurrection: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, English, 2003, ISBN 9960672808; 406 pages)
  • The Final Day (part 3): Paradise and Hell: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, English, 1999, ISBN 9960-850-60-9; 303 pages)
  • Divine Will and Predestination: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah - (International Islamic Publishing House, English, 2000, ISBN 9960-672-42-5; 166 pages)
  • The Names and Attributes of Allah. According to the doctrine of Ahl us Sunnah wal Jama'ah - (Jami'at Ihyaa' Minhaaj al Sunnah; JIMAS (UK), ISBN 0953301923, 369 pages)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Umar Sulaiman Al-Ashqar's obituary (Arabic)
  2. ^ Al-Furqaan Magazine issue #143, pg. 3, 7 May 2001