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Kerala

Zainuddin Makhdum – a great Islamic scholar lost in history

By Dr. Ali Akbar | 01 Dec 2012

Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdum II, author of Tuhfatul Mujahideen and Fathul Mueen, was a heroic personality in history as he had played a major role in achieving social and religious renaissance, especially in the south Indian state of Kerala.

Unfortunately, his life and books have not been studied as they deserved. Tuhfatul Mujahideen is the first ever written history of Kerala or Malabar while Fathul Mueen is a widely accepted textbook on Fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence, especially by the Shafii school of thought and Egypt’s Al-Azhar University.

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