Who is Celaleddin Suyuti?

Who is Celaleddin Suyuti?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

Celaleddin SuyuCelaleddin Suyuti (b. 1445, Asyut – d. 1505, Cairo), was an Egyptian muhaddis, commentator, mystic and thinker.

In some sources, he is referred to as one of the elders of the saints because he witnessed some extraordinary situations. His real name is Abdurrahman. His full name is Celaleddin Ebü’l-Fazl Abdurrahman bin Kemaleddin Ebi Bekr bin Muhammed el-Huzayri es-Süyuti.

He lost his father at a young age, but received a good education. He wrote his first work at the age of 17. He took lessons from Taki al-Din Shibli al-Hanefi, who was considered an authority in the field of hadith at that time. He achieved great success in the field of hadith in a short time and his lessons were started to be followed by the professors of the time. He later traveled to Damascus, Yemen, India, Sudan and Mecca for pilgrimage. On his return to Cairo, he retired to an island in the Nile River and wrote his books.

It is said that Suyuti memorized around two hundred thousand hadiths. In addition, he completed the tafsir that Celaleddin Muhammed bin Ahmed Mısri left unfinished when he died in h.864, and it was published under the name Celaleyn Tafsiri.

Celaleddin Suyuti has written nearly six hundred books. His works; He divided the Qur’anic sciences into six classes: hadith, fiqh, language and literature, procedural declaration and mysticism and miscellaneous issues. Apart from these, Süyuti wrote important works in the fields of history, ethics, medicine and many more. Among them, the ones who have made a name in the Islamic world are:

Jalaleyn Commentary
Tercumanu’l Qur’an fi Tafsiri’l Musnad is a book of Tafsir
Ed Dürrü’l Mensur is a book of Tafsir
Lubabu’l Nukul fi Ashabi’n Nuzul is a book of Tafsir
Camiu’s Sağır: It is a well-known hadith book in the Islamic world.
El Muzhir fi Ulumi’l Luğa: It is a rich and encyclopedic work for the fields of grammar and lexicography.

Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Grade 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and Grade 3 “History of Contemporary Philosophy” (Ömer YILDIRIM) Who is he?