Dr Salah Abul Hajj was born in Amman, Jordan, in the year 1974. He completed his early education in Jordan, where he studied with local teachers and finished his secondary education. He then continued his studies by enrolling at the College of Daʿwa & Usul al-Din at al-Balqa Applied University gaining his bachelor’s degree in 1997. His thirst for knowledge continued and he decided to travel to Baghdad, Iraq, where he enrolled at the University of Saddam for Islamic Sciences. Here, he attained a master’s degree in Islamic Law in 1999 during which he wrote a detailed thesis on Imam al-Laknawi and his methodology in Fiqh which gained wide acclaim and was later published. At the same university in 2002, he completed his PhD in which he researched and verified a manuscript of Sharh al-Wiqaya, an important and monumental work in the Hanafi school....Read More
During his time in Baghdad, Dr Salah also had the privilege of studying a traditional curriculum with many of the leading scholars of Iraq. His teachers included Shaykh Bakr al-Mawṣili, Shaykh Qasim al-Ṭa’ī, Shaykh Sajid Abdul Qadir, Shaykh Mawlud al-Turki, Shaykh Muhammad Ramaḍan al-Kurdi and Shaykh Abdul-Malik al-Saʿdi. He was authorised to teach and received his sanad in Fiqh and the Islamic Sciences from Shaykh Qasim al-Ṭa’ī in 2005.
Dr Salah’s passion for knowledge and exceptional intelligence and ability has made him one of the most respected and widely recognised scholars in the field of Hanafi Fiqh and Usul. His opinions and discourses are highly regarded by both teachers and students of knowledge from all around the world. He has published many important works in the Hanafi school and has numerous, articles, research papers, and manuscript verifications. Some of his most important works include Minnat al-Fattah a commentary on Maraqi al-Falah, al-Madkhal ila al-Fiqh al-Hanafi, Masar al-Wusul ila ʿIlm al-Uṣul, Ghayat al-ʿInaya ʿala ʿUmdat al-Riʿaya and Isʿād al-Mufti ʿala Sharh ʿUqud Rasm al-Mufti.
Dr Salah continues to work tirelessly, teaching students from all backgrounds and is a staunch proponent for Sunni orthodoxy in the study and practice of Islam. He is currently the Dean of the Hanafi Fiqh College at the World Islamic Sciences and Education University in Jordan where he has developed a unique programme that combines both the classical and the contemporary, attracting hundreds of students from all around the globe. He is also the founder of the Anwar al-Ulama Centre from where he teaches many of his lessons and also shares research articles and answers online. Dr Salah continues to inspire a whole generation of students of the sacred law and remains a source of inspiration and guidance for aspiring students everywhere.,