The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age

The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age

5 Episodes

A 30 part dramatised series of the lives of ten Qadis (judges) who lived at the time of the Abbasids and who were influential figures in Islamic history, raising important issues as Muslim models to be emulated, in addition to discussing contemporary issues that have recently emerged in Arab societies and have become threatening to stability such as the subject of takfir.

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The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age
  • The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 1

    The first episode tells the story of Qadi Suleiman ibn Al-Aswad. When the residents of the city complain to the Qadi about smoke coming from an oven, he suggests that they go to the scientist Abbas ibn Firnas. A man asks the Qadi to rule between him and Prince Abdallah Yusuf ibn Basil, claiming t...

  • The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 2

    Yusuf ibn Basil refuses to appear at court to face justice. Qadi Suleiman orders him to be brought against his will. The Qadi confronts the two parties in the presence of the Caliph. Al-Qumus discovers that Yusuf bin Basil is robbing people through deception, obtaining deeds unlawfully, and the p...

  • The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 3

    Yusuf ibn Basil and his friend Hashem make a plan to dismiss Qadi Suleiman by agreeing with someone who claims that Abbas ibn Firnas is a magician and bringing this to the Qadi. The Qadi brings all the parties together and presents the arguments for the innocence of Abbas ibn Firnas, saying he is...

  • The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 4

    Yusuf ibn Basil sends someone to kill Abbas ibn Firnas, but his servant Najm al-Din defends him. Stabbed in his place, he dies. The Caliph calls for the presence of Qadi Suleiman and Abbas ibn Firnas. Confronted with witnesses and the accusations of what he did, Yusuf finally confesses to his act...

  • The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Three men chase a doctor, believing that he killed their friend’s father. The doctor takes refuge in the house of Qadi Abu Bakr Al-Ansari, who confronts them and asks them to bring the issue to court and not take revenge on him. Abu Bakr sits with the doctor and reassures him and he tells him his...