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LIBRARY OF ISLAM

P.o. Box 1923, Des Plaines, IL 60017-1923 (U.S.A.)

First published 1987 by Library of Islam

P.O. Box 1923
DesPlaines, IL 60017-1923 (U.S.A.)

Copyright © 1987 Library of Islam

All rights reserved. No part of this pUblication may be reproduced

or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or

mechanical, Including photocopy, recording or any information

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DISTRIBUTOR:

'Kazi Publications Inc. 3023West :BeImont Avenue .eni~, IL60618 (U.S.A.)

AUTHOR:

Ahmad, Kh. Jamil

HUNDRED GREAT MUSLIMS

ISBN: 0-933511·16-7

TYPESETTING & COVER DESIGN: A-1 Typesetting, Chicago

Printed in the United States ofAmerica

123456 7 89 10

DEDICATION

To His Majesty Shah Faisal Shaheed

The most conscientious and courageous, sagacious and respected Muslim ruler since the time ofSalahuddin the Great-one who was a symbol of Muslim unity and solidarity, piety and strength during the present century.

CONTENTS

Foreword by L. F. Rushbrook Williams
Preface to First Edition

I. Muhammad (PBUH), the Prophet of Islam

II. Great Leaders :

1. Abu Bakr

2. Umar the Great

3. Usman

4. Ali (The Lion Hearted)

5. Abuzar Ghaffari

6. Imam Hussain

7. Umar bin Abdul Aziz

III. Great Women:

1. Khadija tal-Kubra

2. Aisha Siddiqa

3. Fatima az-Zahra

4. Ra bia Basri

IV. Religious Teachers, Legists and Traditionists :

1. Imam Jafar Sadiq

2. Imam Abu Hanifa

3. Imam Malik

4. Imam Shafii

5. Imam Hanbal

6. Imam Bukhari

7. Imam Muslim

8. Imam Ghazali

9. Imam ibn Taimiya

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V. Sufis and Saints: Page

1. Abdul Qadir Jilani 119

2. Bayazid Bustarni 123

3. Data Ganj Bakhsh 125

4. Khawaja Mueenuddin Chishti 128

5. Ibrahim bin Adham 132

6. Nizamuddin Aulia 135

VI. Thinkers and Scientists:

1. Muhammad bin Musa Al-Khawarizmi 141

2. Jabir ibn Hayyan 145

3. Abu Ishaq Kindi 149

4. Zakrriya al-Razi 152

5. Abu Ali Sina 157

6. Al-Biruni 163

7. Ibn al-Haitham 166

8. Ibn al-Baitar 170

9. Ibn Rushd 174

10. Al-Mawardi 180

11. Nasir al-Din Toosi 183

12. Abul Qasim al-Zahrawi 188

13. Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman 191

VB. Poets and Writers :

1. Mutanabbi 197

2. Firdausi 200

3. Sa'adi 206

4. Hafiz Shirazi 212

5. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi 218

6. Vmar Khayyam 223

7. Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib 229

8. Maulana Altaf Husain Hali 234

9. Maulana Shibli Nomani 237

10. Iqbal 241

11. Maulvi Abdul Haq 252

12. Syed Sulaiman Nadvi 256

VIII. Artists and Musicians:

1. Abu Nasr Farabi 263

2. Amir Khusrou 268

3. Mian Tansen 274

4. Sinan 277

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