Uthman bin Ali Zayla'i
|Uthman bin Ali Zayla'i|
|Region||Horn of Africa/North Africa|
|Main interest(s)||Islamic philosophy, Islamic Jurisprudence|
Zayla'i traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world during his lifetime. He eventually settled in Cairo, Egypt, where he joined other Somali students at the Riwaq al Zayla'i of the Al Azhar University.
Uthman wrote several books on Islamic jurisprudence, one of which is considered to be the single most authoritative text on the Hanafi school of Islam. Consisting of four volumes, it is known as the Tabayin al-Haqa’iq li Sharh Kanz al-Daqa’iq.
- Mukhtar, p.149.
- Mukhtar, Mohamed Haji (1987). Arabic Sources on Somalia. African Studies Association.