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Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i in Islamic calligraphy
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Nationality Caliphate
Born 767 CE
150 AH
Gaza, Abbasid Caliphate
Died 19 January 820 CE (aged 54)
204 AH
al-Fustat, Abbasid Caliphate
Senior posting
Title Shaykh al-Islām
Religious career
Works Al-Risala, Kitab al-Umm, Musnad al-Shafi'i
Influenced Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ishaq Ibn Rahwayh

Abū ʿAbdillāh Muhammad ibn Idrīs al-Shāfiʿī (Arabic: أَبُو عَبْدِ ٱللهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ ٱلشَّافِعِيُّ, 767–820 CE) was an Arab Muslim theologian, writer, and scholar, who was the first contributor of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence (Uṣūl al-fiqh). Often referred to as 'Shaykh al-Islām', al-Shāfi‘ī was one of the four great Sunni Imams, whose legacy on juridical matters and teaching eventually led to the formation of Shafi'i school of fiqh (or Madh'hab). He was the most prominent student of Imam Malik ibn Anas, and he also served as the Governor of Najar. Born in Gaza in Palestine (Jund Filastin), he also lived in Mecca and Medina in the Hejaz, Yemen, Egypt, and Baghdad in Iraq.

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