Dawud Khalaf ZahiriBirth:9th century
Founder of Zahiriyah order. Khalaf was the founder of a legal school that insisted on the strict following of the literal text (Zahiri) of the Qur'an and Hadis. He founded, in Iraq, the Zahiriyah order that spread to Iran, North Africa and Spain and had its influence for about 500 years.
Compiler: M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin