Benefits From the Biography of Imām al-Ājurī
A lecture from the Winter conference of 2010/2011 which took place in Birmingham UK wherein our brother Abū ʿAbdillāh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī brought us a number of benefits and an insightful glimpse into the life of the great Imām, al-ʿĀjurī, derived from the compilation of Imām al-Dhahabī entitled "Siyar ʿAlām al-Nubala" (Biographies of the Outstanding Individuals of al-Islām from Amongst the Fantastic Figures of This Religion) during the course of a summarized reading of Imām al-ʿĀjurī's classical comprehensive reference work known as al-Sharīʿah.
The Imām, The Example, The Scholar of Ḥadīth. Imām al-ʿĀjurī was known by these titles as described by Imām Al-Dhahabī illustrating the high standing of this illustrious Imām of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah.
He was the Imām of the Haram in Makkah. He compiled a number of works and learned directly from a number of great scholars of the salaf including Ibn Abī Dāwūd, author of the famous poem "al-Haa'iyyah".
The famous book (ash-Sharīʿah) authored by Imām al-ʿĀjurī is a comprehensive reference source for matters of ʿAqīdah and our brother Abū ʿAbdillāh give us a nice introduction to this work sighting a number of benefits during this brief discourse.