Shaykh Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Zaynī Daḥlān (1817–1886) was the leading Shāfi‘ī mufti and scholar of Mecca in his time, and an authority on Islamic history. He authored, and personally published, numerous works on the Islamic sciences and history.

Abridged biography courtesy Amjad Mahmood in The Essential Islamic Creed
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