Imām Shaykh Ibrāhīm ibn Muĥammad ibn Aĥmad al-Bājūrī al-Shāfiýī was born in the year 1198 AH.
After basic education he received from his father, he went to Al-Azhar in the year 1212 at the age of 14. He studied under prominent scholars such as Shaykh Muĥammad al-Kabūr, Shaykh Ábdullāh al-Sharqāwī, Shaykh Muĥammad al-Fađālī, Sayyid Dāwūd al-Qiláāwī and others. After graduation, he became a teacher in his alma mater and in 1263 at the age of 65, he became the head of Al-Azhar University.
Al-Bājūrī is known for very useful works among which the following are well-known and widely used as text books:
- Tuĥfatu’l Murīd, a commentary on the poem Jawharah al-Tawĥīd of Laqqānī.
- Taĥqīq al-Maqam, a commentary on Kifāyatu’l Áwām.
- Fat’ĥ al-Qarīb al-Mujīb, a commentary on Bidāyatu’l Murīd.
- A commentary on Umm al-Barāhīn of Sanūsī.
- A supercommentary on Sanūsī’s commentary on a treatise on logic.
- A commentary on Ibn Ĥajar’s Mawlid.
- A commentary on Dardīr’s Mawlid.
- A commentary on the famous ode Burdah of Būsīrī.
- A commentary on the ode Bānat Suáād.
- A commentary on Aājurrumiyyah titled Fat’ĥ Rabb al-Bariyyah.
- A short epistle on essential beliefs (which he compiled in 1238 AH).
- A commentary on Shamāyil of Imām Tirmidhī titled: Al-Mawāhib al-Ladunniyyah.
He was a pious man, always engaged in the remembrance of Allāh táālā, recitation of the Holy Qur’ān, and always engaged in scholarly activities.
He passed away in the year 1277 AH.