Muhammad Abu Zahra

(d. 1974)

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(d. 1974)

Conservative Egyptian public intellectual, scholar of Islamic law, and author. Educated at the Ahmadi Madrasa, the Madrasa al-Qada al-Shari, and the Dar al-Ulum, he taught at al-Azhar's faculty of theology and later, as professor of Islamic law, at Cairo University. He also served as a member of al-Azhar's Academy of Islamic Research. His more than forty books include biographies of Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafii, Ibn Hanbal, Zayd ibn Ali, Jafar al-Sadiq, Ibn Hazm, and Ibn Taymiyyah, as well as works on personal status, pious endowments (waqf), property, and crime and punishment in Islamic law.

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