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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-Suyūt.ī listed the Renewers as follows:


1st century: ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAziz;
2nd century: Al-Shāfiʿī;
3rd century: Ibn Surayj and al-Ashʿarī;
4th century: Al-Bāqillānī, Sahl al-Suʿlūkī, and Abū Hāmid al-Isfarāyīnī;
5th century: Al-Ghazzālī;
6th century: Al-Fakhr al-Rāzī and al-Rafiʿi;
7th century: Ibn Daqīq al-ʿId (625-702);
8th century: Al-Bulqini and al-ʿIrāqī;
9th century: Al-Suyūt.ī.

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


10th century: al-Ramlī.
11th century: Shaykh Ah.mad al-Faruqi of Sirhind (d. 1034);
12th century: Al-Qutb ʿAbd Allāh al-Haddad of Hadramawt, Yemen;
13th century: Shaykh Khalid al-Baghdādī and his student Shaykh Muh.hammad Amin ʿAbidīn (Ibn ʿAbidīn), both of Damascus;
14th century: Shaykh Badr al-Dīn al-H.asani of Damascus and Shaykh Muh.ammad Zahid al-Kawthari of Turkey.

Al-ʿAz.īm Abādī in ʿAwn al-Maʿbūd (4:182) followed up al-Suyūt.ī list with the following differences:


1st century: Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī, al-Qāsim ibn Muh.ammad, Sālim ibn ʿAbd Allāh, al-H.asan al-Bas.rī, Muh.ammad ibn Sīrīn, and Muh.ammad al-Bāqir;
2nd century: Yah.yā ibn Maʿīn;
3rd century: Al-Nasā'ī;
4th century: Al-H.ākim, ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Maqdisī;
11th century: Ibrāhīm ibn H.asan al-Kurdī al-Kawrānī al-Madanī;
12th century: S.ālih. ibn Muh.ammad ibn Nūh. al-Fulānī al-Madanī, al-Sayyid Murtad.ā al-Zabīdī;
13th century: Sayyid Nadhīr Husayn, al-Qād.ī H.usayn ibn Muh.ammad al-Ans.ārī al-Khazrajī al-Saʿdī al-Yamānī, Nawāb S.iddīq H.asan Khān Bhūpālī al-Qinnawjī.

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