Syiria is the land of Muslim Scholar, in the past and in the modern world. There are so many Muslim Scholar born or Raise here. Umar bin Abdul Aziz, one of Umayyad Caliphate Leader is born and become the king in Damascus. Ibnu Kathir, Tafsir scholar was born in Busra town in Syiria. DR. Wahbah Az-Zuhayli “20th Century As-Suyuthi” is Syirian Scholar too. So no doubt that Syiria is the land of Ulama’.
One of modern scholar from syiria is Dr.Said Ramadhan Bouti. Prolific Writer and known as Shaikh of Levant. Born in Boutan Island in 1929 and he is Kurdish descent, went to Syiria to avoid the Kemalist repression. he studied Qur’an exegesis (tafsir), Continue reading