Ahmad Muhammad Shakir

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Ahmad Muhammad Shakir : biography

January 29, 1892 – June 14, 1958

Aḥmad Muḥammad Shākir ( ) (January 29, 1892, Cairo – June 14, 1958) was an Egyptian scholar of hadith.

Positions held

He graduated from and worked at Al-Azhar University and retired in 1951. Among the positions that he held was that of vice-chairman of the Supreme Shariah Court in Cairo.


  • al-Ba’ith al-Hathith: his explanation of Ibn Kathir’s Ikhtisaar ‘Uloom al-Hadith, an abridgement of the Muqaddimah in hadith terminology
  • Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal: his footnotes to approximately the first third of Ahmad ibn Hanbal’s large collection of hadith
  • Jaami’ al-Bayyaan, commonly referred to as Tafsir al-Tabari: footnotes to Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari’s explanation of the Quran; incomplete
  • Sunan al-Tirmidhi: his footnotes to about the first third of this hadith collection
  • al-Muhalla: footnotes to the fiqh book of ibn Hazm
  • al-‘Aqidah al-Tahaawiyyah: editing and footnotes to the famous book of Sunni creed by Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahawi
  • Umdah al-Tafsir: abridgement of Tafsir ibn Kathir; incomplete