Zayn al-Din al-Juba'i al'Amili

Zayn al-Din al-Juba'i al'Amili
TitleAsh-Shahid ath-Thani
Personal
Born1506, Jbaa, Lebanon
Died1559
ReligionIslam
EraOttoman Empire
RegionJabal 'Amel, Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem
DenominationShia
JurisprudenceJa'fari
CreedTwelver
Notable work(s)The Beautiful Garden in Interpreting the Damscene Glitter

Zayn al-Dīn al-Juba'ī al'Amilī (Arabic: زين الدين الجبعي العاملي) (1506-1559), also known as ash-Shahīd ath-Thanī (Arabic: الشهيد الثاني, ʾash-Shahīd ath-Thānī "The Second Martyr") was a Twelver Shia Muslim scholar.

Early life[]

He was born Zayn al-Dīn bin Nur al-Dīn 'Alī bin Aḥmad bin Muḥammad bin 'Alī bin Jamal al-Dīn bin Taqī bin Sāliḥ bin Mushrif al-'Amilī al-Shamī al-Ṭalluṣī al-Juba'ī, in the village of Jbaa, on the 13th of Shawwal, 911 AH (1506 CE). His father, Sheikh Nur al-Din 'Ali was also a scholar.

His ancestor, Sāliḥ, was a student of Allamah al-Hilli.

Career and Travels[]

Thani studied under both Sunni and Shi'a scholars in Jabal 'Amel, Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem.

In 1536, he moved to Egypt, where he learned Usul al-Fiqh, geometry, prosody, medicine and logic.[1]

In 1543, he traveled to Constantinople and met with Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Qāḍī Zāda al-Rūmī, with whom he shared multiple treatises relating to several subjects, including mathematics, astronomy and religion. The latter offered him the highest teaching position in a school of his choice, which was eventually the Nuriyya School of Baalbek.[2]

Death[]

In Rajab of 965 A.H. (1558), he was beheaded on his way to see the sultan and a shrine was built by some Turkmens on the site.

Legacy[]

His Magnum opus is the first commentary of The Damascene Glitter by Shahid Awwal called The Beautiful Garden in Interpreting the Damscene Glitter (Arabic: ar-Rawda-l-Bahiyah fi Sharh allam'a-d-Dimashqiya الروضة البهيّة في شرح اللمعة الدمشقيّة ).

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ Al-Amili, Muhsin (1983). A'yan al-Shi'a. Beirut.
  2. ^ Al-Amili, Muhsin (1983). A'yan al-Shi'a. Beirut.

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