One of the most astute Islamic scholars of the past, Imam al-Shafi’i, has an astounding history before he’s known as the founder of his own school of fiqh. Although came from a poor family of royal lineage, Imam al-Shafi’i continued to ascend quickly in the mastery of knowledge and military although with modest means and soon he met resistance from his adversaries because of his integrity in Islamic teachings.

Follow the first part of his journey through this video.

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Narrated by: Timothy Winter (Abdul Hakim Murad)

Video by: The Merciful Servant

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Video: The Story of Imam al-Shafi’i – PART 1 (via The Merciful Servant)

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