Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Hilali
Dr. Muhammad.Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali was born in the year 1311 in a village called al-Faidah in a valley near Sajalmash in Morocco (North Africa). His grandfather migrated to this place from Al-Qirwan (Tunis), a long time ago. He was a person endued with religious knowledge and so was his father and so was his family. Dr. Al-Hilali belongs to the family of Hussain Ibn Ali-the family of Prophet Muhammad S. His real name is Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din, His Kunya name is Abi Shakib.
He memorized the Qur-an while a boy of 12 years. Then he studied Arabic grammar and Tajwid and other Arabic Knowledge of Hadith of the Prophet S. He also learned well the English and German languages. He travelled all over the world in search of knowledge (India, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc.). He worked as a teacher in these countries. He got his secondary school education in Al-Qurwin university, completed his education in Egypt and got his doctrate from the Berlin University (Germany). He worked in Baghdad University as an Assistant Professor, then Professor. Lastly, he worked as a Professor in the Islamic University Al-Madinah (Saudi Arabia). Dr. Hilali had widespread experience in the field of preaching, had written many books and done meny religious and good deeds. May Allah reward him for all that.
He shared with Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan in the translation of the interpretation of the Qur-an and Sahih al-Bukhari into the English language during the period of his stay at the Islamic University (Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara).
He died in the year 1408 AH. May Allah shower his blessings on him.