Muhammad al-Munawi

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`Abd al-Ra`uf Muhammad al-Munawi (also al-Manawi; b. AH 952 / AD 1545; d. AH 1031 / AD 1621) was an Ottoman period Islamic scholar of Cairo, known for his works on the early history of Islam and the history of Sufism in Egypt. He was a disciple of al-Sha`rani. Author of "Tawqif 'Ala Muhammat Al-Ta'arif."


  • Fayd al-Qadir Sharh al-Jami` al-Saghir (ed. Beirut: Dar al-Ma‘rifah), commentary on the Jami` by Imam al-Suyuti


  • Johannes Hendrik Kramers, Joseph Schacht, The Encyclopaedia of Islam, vol. 7, p. 565.