Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Faatimah bint Muhammad bin Ahmad as-Samarqandee, known as Faatimah as-Samarqandiyyah, was a well known female jurist and scholar who lived during the Abbasid dynasty.
Her father was a very famous scholar of Hanafi Fiqh who authored Tuhfatul Fuqahaa, which is considered to be one of the most important works in the madhab. People came from far and wide to study under him, and he had many students. Faatimah herself was one of these students: she memorized the Qur’an at a very early age, memorized the rulings of the Hanafi madhab, and her father taught her everything he knew with regards to Hadith and Fiqh.