al-Suyūṭī
(3,437 words)

, Abu ’l-Faḍl ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Abī Bakr b. Muḥammad D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn al-K̲h̲uḍayrī, famous Egyptian scholar, at present recognised as the most prolific author in the whole of Islamic literature.

1. Life.

Through his father, al-Suyūṭī was of Persian origin. He himself states that his ancestors lived at al-K̲h̲uḍayriyya, one of the quarters of Bag̲h̲dād (hence his second nisbd ). In the Mamlūk period his family settled in Asyūṭ [q.v.], where its members were engaged in important religious and administrative duties. Al-Suyūṭī was born on 1 Rad̲j̲ab 849/3 October 14…

Cite this page
Geoffroy, E., “al-Suyūṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1130>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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