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Imam Suyuti was an Egyptian writer and teacher born on 1445, Cairo, Egypt - died October 17, 1505, Cairo whose works deal with a wide variety of subjects Al-Suyuti's works number more than 500; many are mere booklets, and others are encyclopaedic. He was co-author of Tafsir al-Jalalayn ("Commentary of the Two Jalals"), a word-by-word commentary on the Qur'an, the first part of which was written by Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli.

The son of a judge, Imam al-Suyuti was tutored by a Sufi friend of his father. He was precocious and was already a teacher in 1462.