Sayyidina Jabir

Location: The area known as Sayid Jabir

Shaykh Jabir bin Ishaq bin Ibraheem bin Ahmed bin Muhammad commonly know as Abu Ishaq, is from the offspring of Sa’ad bin U’bada The Lord of al-Khazraj tribe.

He (may God be pleased with him) was born and raised in Andalusia, Spain after which he moved to Fez, Morocco. He then hopped to Tiberius, Libya and finally to Cairo, Egypt where he was the guest of a pious Sufi Abu al-Abbas from the tribe of Banu Umumati. After his host passed away, Sayyid Jabir moved to Alexandria and built a Sufi lodge (zawiya). He (may God be pleased with him) was known for his piety and righteous behavior. He was deeply interested and specialized in Arabic grammar and morphology and he left behind him a fortune of knowledge. Some of his works are: “Eyjad al-Borhan fee Ijaz al-Quran”, “Kayfiat al-Siyaha fee majra al-Balagha wa al-Fasaha”, and “al-Irab fee Dabt Awamil al-Irab.”

He (may God be pleased with him) passed in the year 697 AH beyond the age of ninety years.