Abdul Qader Arnaout
|Abdul Qader Arnaout|
Vrela, Istog, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, (now Kosovo)
|Died||26 November 2004
|Other names||Shaykh'Abdul-Qadir al-Arna'ut|
Abdul-Qader Arnaout, (Arabic: عبد القادر الأرناؤوط) (also Abdul Qadir al-Arna'ut, Arnaut, Abdul-Kader Arnauti, and other variants) born (Albanian: Kadri Sokoli) (1928–2004) was an Islamic scholar of Albanian origin, of the 20th century; he specialised in the fields of hadith and fiqh.
Abdul Qader was born into a poor family in the town of Vrela, Istog in Kosovo in 1347 AH/1928. Because of the Serbian oppression against the Albanians, his family emigrated (he was at the age of three) to Damascus where he started to learn Arabic and the Islamic science.
Arnaoot received his initial religious training with Hanafi scholars, before breaking with them to continue his quest for knowledge through self-teaching. Among his students was Dr. Abu-Abdullah Adelabu whom he taught at the Damascus Zahra Institute - Mazzeh Jabal and Hassan al-Kattani, who learned Hadith studies from Arnaoot.
Relationship with the Syrian government
Arnaoot died in 2004 in Damascus under quasi-house arrest and without leaving a successor.
Arnaoot completed a number of works including the following:
- Jâmi' al-Usûl of Ibn Athir (encyclopaedic work)
- Al-Wajeez (A Brief Summary of the Early Muslim Generations Belief)
- The Virtues of the Qur'an
- Zâd al-Masîr fî 'Ilm at-Tafsîr (Provision of the Journey) by Abu-al-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi - 9 volumes
- Rreadatul Taibin - 12 volumes
- Zad al-Ma'ad of Ibn Qayyim - 6 volumes
- al-Adhkâr by Nawawi
- El Furkan
- al-Kâfi by Muwaffaq ud-Dîn al-Maqdisi - 3 volumes
Some of that work was a group work with other famous scholars such as Mishkât al-Masâbîh which was a shared work with Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Zad al-Ma'ad which was a shared work with Shu'ayb al-Arna'ut.
- Albanian Orientalist. "Albanian Orientalist".
- Abu Eesa Niamatullah. "'Abdul-Qadir al-Arna'ut".
- Thomas Pierret, Religion and State in Syria: The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution, p 106. ISBN 1107026415
- Cordoba Academy Faculty, © 2012 Cordoba Academy. Accessed February 17, 2013.
- Thomas Pierret, Religion and State in Syria: The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution, p 108. ISBN 1107026415
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-10-26.