List of some of the Scholars and Imams of Past till the Present Day

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It is important for us to know how and where our knowledge of Islam comes from. Therefore here is a list of our great Islamic leaders and Scholars.

Note: This is by no means a complete list. I will try and keep this uptodate and also add names and biographies of the various ulema from past and present inshaAllah.

Narrated by Abu Hurairah (raheemahullah) - The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Allaah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will reform its religion for it.
[Sunan of Imaam Abu Dawud (raheemahullaah) . Book 37, Number 4278]

A Few Of The Companions
'Abdullah Abu Bakr (d. 13H - 634 CE)
Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (d. 17H)
'Umar Ibn al-Khattab (d. 23H)
Qatadah Ibn an-Nu'man .d 23 H)
'Abd al-Rahman Ibn Awf (d. 31H)
'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (d. 32H)
Abud Dardaa (d. 32H)
Uthman Ibn Affan (d. 35H)
Salman Al Farsee (d. 35 H)
'Ali Ibn Abee Talib (d. 40H)
Abu Musa al-Asharee (.d 44H)
Abu Ayyub al-Ansaree (d. 50H)
Imran Ibn Husayn (.d 52H)
Abu Hurairah (d. 57H)
Aa'isha bint Abu Bakr (d. 58H)
'Abdullaah Ibn ‘Amr ibn al ‘Aas (d. 65H)
Abdullah Ibn Abbas (d. 68H)
Abdullah Ibn Umar (d. 73H)
Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree (d. 74H)
Anas Ibn Malik (d. 90H - 708 CE)

Some Of The Taabi'een after the Companions:
Sa'eed Ibnul-Musayyib (d. 90H - 708 CE)
'Alee Ibn Husayn Zaynul-Aabideen (d. 93H)
Urwah Ibn uz-Zubayr (d. 94H)
'Ubaydullaah Ibn Mas'ood (d. 94 or sometime thereafter)
Abdullaah Ibn Muhayreez (d. 99H)
'Umar Ibn Abdul Azeez (d. 101H)
Abaan Ibn Uthman Ibn Affan( d. 105H)
al Qaasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abee Bakr (d. 106 AH)
Saalim Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Umar (d. 106H)
Al-Hasan al-Basree (d. 110H)
Muhammad Ibn Seereen (d. 110H)
Muhammad ibn 'Alee ibn Husayn (d. 114H)
Abu Suhail an-Nâfi' (d. 117H)
Muhammad Ibn Shihaab az-Zuhree (d. 124H - 741 CE)

Some Of The Atbaa'ut-Taabi' een:

Muhammad Ibn al Waleed az-Zubaydee (d. 148H - 765 CE)
Abdullaah Ibn 'Awn (d. 151 H)
Abu Haneefah an-Nu'maan Ibn Thabit (d. l50H)
Abdur Rahmaan ibn Yazeed Ibn Jaabir (d. 153H)
Abdur Rahman Ibn Amr al-Awza'ee (d. 157H)
Shu’bah ibn al-Hajjaaj (d. 160H)
Sufyaan Ibn Sa'eed ath-Thawree (d. 161H)
Sa'eed Ibn 'Abdil 'Azeez at Tanookhee (d. 167H)
Al-Layth Ibn Sa'd (d. 175H)
Qaadee Shareek Ibn Abdullaah (d. 177H)
Hammad Ibn Salamah (d. 179H)
Maalik Ibn Anas (d. 179H)
Sufyaan Ibn 'Uyaynah (d. 197H)
Ismaa'eel Ibn 'Ulyah (d. 193H - 808 CE)

Some Of The Followers Of These Ones:

'Abdullaah Ibn ul-Mubaarak (d. 171H - 787 CE)
Hushaym Ibn Basheer al Waasitee (d. 183H)
Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan Ash-Shaybaanee (d. 189H)
Wakee' Ibn ul-Jarraah (d. 197H)
Sufyaan Ibn 'Uyainah (d. 197H)
'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Mahdee (d. 198H)
Yahyaa Ibn Sa'eed al-Qattaan (d. 198H)
Muhammad Ibn Idrees Ash-Shaafi'ee (d. 204H)
Yazeed Ibn Haroon (d. 206H)
‘Abd ar-Razzaq as-Sanaa’nee (d. 211H)
'Abdullaah ibn Yazeed al Muqri’ (d. 213 H)
Abdul A'laa Ibn Mushir ad Dimashqee (d. 218 AH)
'Affaan Ibn Muslim (d. 219 H)
'Abdullaah Ibn Zubair al-Humaidee (d. 219 H - 834CE)

Some The Students of These Ones Who Traversed Their Manhaj:

Ubayd al Qaasim Ibn Sallaam (d. 224H - 840 CE)
Nu'aym Ibn Hammad (d. 228H)
Yahyaa Ibn Ma'een (d. 233H)
'Alee Ibnul-Madeenee (d. 234H)
Ishaaq Ibn Raahawayah (d. 238H)
Abu Thawr Ibraheem Ibn Khalid (d. 240)
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 241H - 855CE)

Some of Their Students and Those Who Traversed Their Manhaj:

Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhaaree (d. 256H - 870 CE)
Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Nisapuree (d. 261H)
Abee Zur'ah ar-Raazee (d. 264H)
Saalih Ibn Ahmad (d. 266H)
Muhammad ibn Waarah (d. 270H)
Muhammad ibn Yazid ibn Majah (d. 273H)
Abu Dawud Sulayman al-Sijistanee (d. 275H)
Abu Haatim ar-Raazee (d. 277H)
Abu Eesa Muhammad At-Tirmidhee (d. 279H)
Sahl Ibn 'Abdullah at-Tustaree (d. 283H)
Abu `Amr Ibn Abee Aasim ash-Shaybanee (d. 287 H)
Ahmad Ibn Abee Bakr az-Zuhree (d. 292 AH)
Al-Junayd Al-Baghdaadee (d. 297H)
Ahmad Ibn Shu'ayb An-Nisaa'ee (d. 303H - 915 CE)

Some Of Those That Traversed Their Path In The Generations After Them:

Muhammad Ibn Jareer at Tabaree (d. 310H - 922 CE)
Muhammad Ibn Ishaaq Ibn Khuzaymah (d. 311H)
Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Al-Khallaal (d. 311H)
Abu Jafar At-Tahaawee (d. 321H)
Abul Hasan al-'Asharee (d. 324H)
Ibn Abu Haatim (d. 327H)
Muhammad Al-Hasan al-Barbaharee (d. 329H)
Ahmad ibn Salmaan an Najjaad (d. 348H)
Muhammad Ibn Hibban (d. 354 H)
Muhammad bin al-Husain al-Aajurree (d. 360H)
Ali ibn Umar Ad-Daaraqutnee (d. 385H)
Abu Abdullah Ibn Battah al-Hanbalee (d. 387H)
Ibn Abee Zamneen (d. 399H)
Muhammad ibn Abdullah al-Nishaburee (d. 405H)
Abu Nu'aym Al-Asbahaanee (d. 430H)
Abu Ismaeel As'Saaboonee (d. 449H)
Ahmad ibn Hussain Al-Bayhaqee (d. 458H)
Ibn 'Abdul-Barr (d. 463H)
Al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee (d. 463H)
Ash-Shareef Abu Jafar Al-Hashimee (d. 470H)
Abu Mudaffar As-Sam'aanee (d. 489H)
Abu Muhammad Husayn Al-Baghawee (d. 516H)
Abdul Qadir Jilaanee (d. 561H)
Abu Taahir as Silafee (d. 576H - 1180 CE)

Some Of Those That Followed Them And Emulated Their Traditions:
Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (d. 620H - 1223 CE)
Ibn us-Salaah Ash-Shahrazooree (d. 643H)
Majd ud-Deen Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 652H)
Ibn Abee Shaamab (d. 665H)
Abu Zakariyya Yahya al-Nawawee (d. 676H)
Ibn Daqeeq al-'Eed (d. 702H)
Taqee ud-Deen Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H)
Al-Hafidh Al-Mizzee (d. 742H)
Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Haadee (d. 744H)
Abu Abdullaah Adh-Dhahabee (d. 748H)
Muhammad ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d. 751H)
Isma'il ibn 'Umar ibn Katheer (d. 774H)
Abu Ishaaq Ash-Shaatibee (d. 790H)
Al Hafidh Az-Zarkashee (d. 794H)
Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee (d. 795H)
Al Hafidh Zayn Ud-Deen Al-Iraqee (d. 806H)
Ibn Wazeer Al-Yemaanee (d. 840H)
Abul Fadl Ibn Hajar al-Asqalanee (d. 852H)
Al Hafidh As-Sakhaawee (d. 902H)
Jalal Ud-Deen As-Suyootee (d. 911H)
Ibn Hajr Al-Haytamee (d. 974H
)'Ali Mutaqee Al-Hindee (d. 975)
Mulla Ali Al-Qaree (1014H)
Ibn ul- Imaam (d. 1089H - 1678 CE)

Some Of Those That Followed Them and Emulated Their Traditions in Holding onto the Book and the Sunnah until This Day of Ours:

Abul Hasan As-Sindee (d. 1132H - 1719 CE)
Abdullah ibn Salim al-Basree (d. 1134H)
Muhammad Hayat al-Sindee (d. 1165H)
Shah Waliullah Dehlawee (d. 1175H)
Muhammad ibn Isma'eel As-San'aanee (d. 1182H)
Muhammad al Safarinee (d. 1183H)
Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab (d. 1206H)
'Abdul Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Saud (d. 1218H)
Shah Ismaeel Shaheed Dehlawee (d. 1246H)
Muhammad Ash-Shawkaanee (d. 1255H)
'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Hasan Aal ash-Shaykh (d.1275H)
Abdul-Lateef ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Aal ash-Shaykh (d. 1293H)

Abdul Hayy al-Luknawee (d. 1304H)
Muhammad Siddeeq Khaan (d. 1307H)
Nu'maan Ibn Mahmood Al-Aaloosee (d. 1317H)
Shamsul-Haqq al-'Adheemabadee (d. 1349H)
Muhammad Ibn Abdur-Rahmaan al-Mubaarakfooree (d. 1353H)
'Abdur-Rahmaan Naasir as-Sa'dee (d. 1376H)

Ahmad bin Muhammad Shaakir (d. 1377H)
Muhammad Basheer Al-Ibraheemee (d. 1380H)
Al-Mu'allimee al-Yamaanee (d.1386H)
Muhib-Ud-Deen Al-Khateeb (d. 1389H)
Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh (d.1389H)
Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (d. 1393H)

Abdullaah bin Muhammad Ad-Duwaish (d. 1409H)
Hamood at-Tuwayjiree (d. 1413H)
Abdur Razzaq Al-Afeefee (d. 1414H)
Muhammad al-Jaamee (d. 1416H)
Badee ud-Deen as-Sindee (d. 1416H)
Hammaad al-Ansaaree (d. 1418H)
Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baz (d. 1420H)
Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (d. 1420H)
Muhammad ibn 'Abdullaah As-Sumaalee (d.1420)
Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (d. 1421H)
Muqbil ibn Hadee al Wadi'ee (d. 1421H)
Abdus-Salam ibn Burjiss (d. 1425 - 2004 CE)
Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhaab al-Bannaa
Ahmad ibn Yahya an-Najmee
Abdullah ibn Qu'ood
Abdullah ibn Ghudayyaan
Zayd ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
Muhammad as Subayyal

(May Allah Almighty have mercy on them all)

Salih Al-Fawzaan
Salih al-Luhaydan
Abdur-Rahman al-Barrak
Abdullah al-Ghunayman
Abdul-Aziz ar-Rajihi
Abdul-Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh
'Abdul Muhsin al 'Abbaad
'Ubayd al-Jaabiree
Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh
Saalih as-Suhaymee
'Alee Naasir al-Faqeehee
Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
Muhammad ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
Muhammad Adam al-Ithyubi
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