Thursday, May 29, 2014


1980 "Sheikh Zarruq Festival in Misrata" souvenir-sheet issue.
Ahmad Zarruq (1442-1493CE) was a Muslim scholar and Sufi sheikh from Fes, Morocco. He is considered one of the most prominent and accomplished legal, theoretical, and spiritual scholars in Islamic history, and is thought by some to have been the renewer of his time (mujaddid). He was also the first to be given the honorific title "Regulator of the Scholars and Saints". He travelled East to Mecca in Tihamah and to Egypt before taking up residence in Misrata, Libya where he died in 899 (1493CE).