1849 – He was born in the Nile Delta, Northern Egypt.
1882 – He was exiled from Egypt for six years, for his participation in the Urabi Revolt.
1884 – He moved to Paris France where he joined al-Afghani in publishing The Firmest Bond, an Islamic
1888 – He started on his legal career, when he returned to Egypt.
1889 – He was appointed a judge in the National Courts of First Instance.
1891 – He was appointed a judge in the Court of Appeals.
1899 – He was appointed an official mufti (Islamic legal counselor), a title he held until his death.
– He taught that morality and law must be adapted to modern conditions in the interest of the common
1905 – He died on the 11th of July.