The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age
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.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 25
Shurayh bin al-Harith’s father dies, his uncle treats him badly, marries his mother and throws him out of the city. Shurayh grows up and works in the dairy business.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 26
Shurayh bin al-Harith converts to Islam after a man comes and talks with him. Shurayh learns about his neighbour beating his son, The boy escapes and goes to Shurayh. The boy admires Islam and Shurayh convinces him to become Muslim. The man finds that his son has changed, so he goes to Shurayh.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 27
Shurayh bin al-Harith goes to Medina and assumes the position of judge. Then a man comes and asks Shurayh to judge between him and Umar ibn al-Khattab. Shurayh rules in his favour, after which al-Faruq appoints him as a judge in Kufa.
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 28
Qadi Shurayh bin al-Harith judges a case against his son and hears from all sides, then asks his son, who answers him truthfully. After that, Shurayh orders his son to bear the cost of a part of the spoiled goods, divided between the three parties, and asks him to remain silent as otherwise he wi...
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 29
A poor man complains about a rich man who wanted to buy land from him, taking the case to Qadi Shurayh. The poor man tells the Qadi that the rich man has stolen the land deed from him. The Qadi makes his judgement with the proof and witnesses brought before him. After more evidence comes to light...
The Great Scholars of the Abbasid Age | Episode 30
The man who stole the deed from the poor man regrets it and decides to return what is rightfully his. Shurayh reconciles with his son and teaches him important life lessons. Shurayh’s wife dies and he grieves deeply for her. Plague enters the city and many people die. Shurayh’s grandson asks him ...