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.
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