His full name is Emad-ud-Din Ismail bin Umar bin Katheer Qarshi Damascus. He is known as Hafiz Ibn Katheer. He was born in Basra al-Sham in 700 or 701 AH. At the age of five, he moved to Damascus with his father. He travelled to different places to acquire knowledge and learnt from shaykhs like Ibn Al-Farkah, Ibn Asakr, Afif-ud-Din Al-Amadi, Imam Mazi, Ibn Taymiyyah, Hafiz Dhahabi and Imam Shams-ud-Din Isfahani. He held a high place in fatwa and teaching for the rest of his life and indeed was worthy of it. He died in Damascus in 774 AH.
By Admin - on August 13, 2020