Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani

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Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani
مُحَمَّد نَاصِر ٱلدِّيْن ٱلْأَلْبَانِي
TitleShaykh
Personal
BornAugust 16, 1914
DiedOctober 2, 1999 (aged 85)
ReligionIslam
NationalityAlbanian
EthnicityAlbanian
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceSalafi
CreedAthari
Occupation
Senior posting
AwardsKing Faisal International Prize (in 1999)
WebsiteMemorial website

Muhammad b. al-Haj Nuh b. Nijati b. Adam al-Ishqudri al-Albani al-Arnauti (Arabic: مُحَمَّد نَاصِر ٱلدِّيْن ٱلْأَلْبَانِي‎), also known as Albani (16 August 1914 – October 2, 1999), is considered by many academics as probably the greatest Islamic scholar of the 20th Century. He was born in Shkodra, the old capital of Albania, in 1914 and moved as a child with his family to Damascus where he completed his early education and received rigorous tutelage in Arabic and Islamic studies by prominent scholars of that time. Meanwhile, he worked as a clock and watch repairer to help support his family. He was got King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies in 1999.

Shaikh Al-Albani started to specialize in Hadith and related subjects in the 1930s and by the age of 20; he transcribed and commented on Al-Hafez al-Iraqi’s monumental text “Al-Mughnee ‘an hamlil-Asfar,” followed by a series of other books, lectures and influential articles in Al-Manar magazine. It was not long before he surpassed all of his contemporaries to become the world’s leading authority in Hadith sciences. He wrote or edited more than 300 books and manuscripts, many of which became major references for Hadith scholars.

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