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FYZEE, ASAF ALI ASGHAR

FYZEE, ASAF ALI ASGHAR (1899-1981), Indian educator, public official, and internationally known writer on Islamic law. Fyzee was born at Matheran near Bombay on 10 April 1899 into a Sulaimani Bohora family. The Bohoras are mainly concentrated in western India and are descendants of Hindu converts and Yemeni Arabs. They supported al-Musta'li's (r. 1094-1101) claim to succeed his father al-Mustansir as the Fatimid caliph. Fyzee was educated at St. Xavier's College, Bombay (B.A. and LL.B.) and S ...more

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