Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha’rani, a prominent Egyptian scholar of the 16th century, was a Shafi’i jurist, historian, mystic, and theologian. Born in 1492/3 in Cairo, he displayed a thirst for knowledge from a young age and excelled in various Islamic disciplines. He studied at Al-Azhar University, mastering all four Sunni madhabs and becoming renowned for his expertise in hadith sciences and Sufism. Al-Sha’rani was deeply influenced by notable scholars such as Zakariyya al-Ansari and al-Suyuti. His spiritual journey led him to the Sufi sheikh Ali al-Khawas, whom he revered and learned from. Al-Sha’rani founded the Sufi order known as Sha’raniyyah. He authored numerous works, contributing to the revival of Islam, and his writings continue to be widely read in the Muslim world. Al-Sha’rani passed away in 1565, leaving behind a legacy as a prolific writer and a leading figure in Islamic scholarship.