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Mujaddid Ulema

In his short essay entitled Tuhfat al-Mujtahidin bi Asma' al-Mujaddidin ("The Gem of the Striving Scholars: the Names of the Renewers of the Religion") al-Suyût.î listed the Renewers as follows:


1st century: `Umar ibn `Abd al-`Aziz;
2nd century: Al-Shâfi`î;
3rd century: Ibn Surayj and al-Ash`arî;
4th century: Al-Bâqillânî, Sahl al-Su`lûkî, and Abû Hâmid al-Isfarâyînî;
5th century: Al-Ghazzâlî;
6th century: Al-Fakhr al-Râzî and al-Rafi`i;
7th century: Ibn Daqîq al-`Id (625-702);
8th century: Al-Bulqini and al-`Irâqî;
9th century: Al-Suyût.î.

It is possible to continue the list as follows, and Allâh knows best:


10th century: al-Ramlî.
11th century: Shaykh Ah.mad al-Faruqi of Sirhind (d. 1034);
12th century: Al-Qutb `Abd Allâh al-Haddad of Hadramawt, Yemen;
13th century: Shaykh Khalid al-Baghdâdî and his student Shaykh Muh.hammad Amin `Abidîn (Ibn `Abidîn), both of Damascus;
14th century: Shaykh Badr al-Dîn al-H.asani of Damascus and Shaykh Muh.ammad Zahid al-Kawthari of Turkey.

Al-`Az.îm Abâdî in `Awn al-Ma`bûd (4:182) followed up al-Suyût.î list with the following differences:


1st century: Ibn Shihâb al-Zuhrî, al-Qâsim ibn Muh.ammad, Sâlim ibn `Abd Allâh, al-H.asan al-Bas.rî, Muh.ammad ibn Sîrîn, and Muh.ammad al-Bâqir;
2nd century: Yah.yâ ibn Ma`în;
3rd century: Al-Nasâ'î;
4th century: Al-H.âkim, `Abd al-Ghanî al-Maqdisî;
11th century: Ibrâhîm ibn H.asan al-Kurdî al-Kawrânî al-Madanî;
12th century: S.âlih. ibn Muh.ammad ibn Nûh. al-Fulânî al-Madanî, al-Sayyid Murtad.â al-Zabîdî;
13th century: Sayyid Nadhîr Husayn, al-Qâd.î H.usayn ibn Muh.ammad al-Ans.ârî al-Khazrajî al-Sa`dî al-Yamânî, Nawâb S.iddîq H.asan Khân Bhûpâlî al-Qinnawjî.

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