Al-Imam al-Kabir al Hafidh al-Hujjah Abul-Husayn Muslim ibn al-Hajjaaj ibn Muslim al-Qushaayri al-Naysapuri. One of the most renowned Hafidh of Hadith and the author of the second most authentic book after the Quran, the Musnad al-Sahih, more commonly known as Sahih Muslim.
Al-Imam Darul Hijrah Abu Abdullah Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Amr al-Humyari al-Asbahi al-Madani of Yemeni descent, but born in Madinah in 93 AH was one of the greatest Imams that has ever graced the surface of this earth. According to some of the great scholars of the past, he was widely regarded as the scholar of Madina as prophesied by our beloved Prophet (SAW) when he said...
Al-Imam al-Haafidh, Muhammad bin Eisa bin Sowrah bin Musa bin al-Dhihaak al-Silmi al-Tirmidhi was born in the year 209 A.H. during the reign of the Abbasid Khalifa Ma'mun al-Rashid.
al-Imam al-Hafidh Abu Muhammad Abdul-Ghani ibn Abdul-Wahid al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali (RA) was born in the year 541 AH in the village of Jummail, in Palestine. While still in his infancy, his family migrated to Damascus where he began to seek knowledge alongside his cousin the famous Hanbali jurist Ibn Qudamah. He studied at the hands of renowned scholars in Damascus; many of them were from his own extended family. He was the first person to establish a school on the Qasyoon Mountain in Damascus and this area soon became synonymous with the pious, so much so that it was given the name Salihiya or ‘area of piety’, a name still used for this area till today.
Shaykh al-Islam Abul Fadl Shihabuddin: Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Muhammad al-Kinaani al-Shafi'ee commonly known as Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaani was born on the 22nd of Shabaan 773 AH in Egypt where he lived for most of his life. Both his parents who were originally from Asqalaan in Palestine died before he reached the age of five and he was raised by his stepmother’s brother Shaykh Zakiuddin al-Kharuwbi, who upon seeing his potential, took him to study in the local school were he memorized Surah Maryam on his first day. In this way, he continued his Islamic education and by the age of nine, he had memorized the Quran as well as several classical Islamic texts including Umdatul Ahkaam (a text we currently teach).