Khalil al-Muradi

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Abu'l-Mawadda Sayyid Muhammad Khalil al-Muradi (died 1791) — was a Syrian historian under the Ottoman Empire. He was born into a family of ulema and acted as Hanafi mufti and naqib al-ashraf (head of the Prophet's descendants) in Damascus, he wrote a set of over 1,000 biographies of people of his time, entitled Silk al-durar.[1]


  1. ^ " al-Murādī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Brill Online, 2012. 10 October 2012 <>

Further reading[edit]

  • al-Muradi, Khalil ibn 'Ali. Kitāb Silk al-durar fī aʻyān al-qarn al-thānī ʻashar. Būlāq: Al-Maṭbaʻah al-ʻĀmirah, 1874-83.