Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
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|Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti|
|Born||3 October 1445|
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate
|Died||18 October 1505 |
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate
|Occupation||Scholar of tafsir, hadith, and fiqh|
|Notable works||Tafsir al-Jalalayn (lit. Tafsir of the Two Majesties, coauthored with Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli [d. 1460]),|
al-Khasais al-Kubra (lit. The Major Collection of Characteristics)
Tarikh al-Khulafa (History of the Caliphs)
al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Qur'an (The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur'an)
Abd al-Rahman b. Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr b. Muhammad Sabiq al-Din Khudr al-Khudairi al-Asyuti (عبد الرحمن بن كمال الدين أبي بكر بن محمد سابق الدين خضر الخضيري الأسيوطي), entitled Jalal al-Din (جلال الدين; literally "Majesty of the Faith") and known as al-Suyuti (السيوطي), was the most prolific writer in Islamic history. Al-Suyuti was born in Cairo in 1445 and died there in 1505. His writings span many topics. As a jurist, he followed the Shafi'i madh'hab.
Many of Suyuti's most well-known works of lasting impact were compilations or textbooks, including Tarikh al-Khulafa (History of the Caliphs) and al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Qur'an (The Perfect Guide to the Science of the Qur'an). However, what is perhaps his most famous work, the brief exegesis Tafsir al-Jalalayn, was not a work of his own conception. The Tafsir has been been started by Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli (d. 1460) and was only completed by al-Suyuti.
While al-Suyuti specialized in the Islamic study of tafsir, hadith, and fiqh, he produced writings on a much wider variety of subjects, including poetry, rhetoric, logic, and astronomy, and even wrote multiple works (one survey counts fourteen) on sex, including a work on sexual positions and a dictionary on sexual terminology.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 C.E. Bosworth; E. van Donzel; W.P. Heinrichs et al., eds, (1997), "al-Suyuti", Encyclopaedia of Islam, 9 SAN-SZE (New Edition [2nd] ed.), Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 913-916, ISBN 90 04 10422 4, 1997
- ↑ Hanan Bishara, "Sex and Sexual Fantasy among the Arabs in the Middle Ages", Advances in Social Sciences Research 9, May 25th, 2020 (archived from the original), https://web.archive.org/web/20201214091814/https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ASSRJ/article/download/7889/4983/