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Sheikh Nadeem Al-Jasr  - Doctrine Of Necessity

Sheikh Nadeem Al-Jasr 

 Sheikh Nadeem Al-Jasr 
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Early Life and Education

Nadeem bin Hussain bin Muhammad bin Mustafa Al Jasr was born 1897 to an Egyptian family. He acquired his early education from his father, Sheikh Hussain Al-Jasr, who was a scholar and the founder of the National School, as well as the editor of Tripoli newspaper. His brother Sheikh Muhammad Al-Jasr, was regarded as one of Tripoli’s elite politicians.

He began studying it in Homs, then finished it in Beirut before joining the judiciary. In the general Ottoman army, a call for compulsory military duty was issued in 1916, he served in  Hijaz and Suez, where he was captured by English soldiers and held captive in Cairo. He was released only after Al-Sharif Hussain (king of Hijaz) intervened. He went back to Tripoli and started working as a clerk at Saray al-Madinah, in  1922, he was employed as a court clerk, later, he was raised to the head of the pen, and he was appointed as a judge. Eventually, in 1931, he was appointed as a public prosecutor.

Sheikh Nadeem resigned but kept up the family tradition of guarding the family’s religious centre and upholding its leadership position in the city after his brother, Sheikh Muhammad, who was running for president of the Lebanese Republic, passed away. only to teach at Jamia Tainal and write for the Tripoli and Al-Al-Khiri newspapers. With the exception of their friendship with Rashid Karami, who joined the Lebanese Parliament with him and won in 1957, he then sought office against Abd Hameed Karami and failed. Sheikh Nadeem was chosen as the new Mufti of Madinah after Sheikh Kazem Meqati, the Mufti of Tripoli, passed away. He died in 1980 and was buried in Tripoli.


He worked on a variety of posts, such as;


  • Representative of the Appellate Court.
  • a part of Al-Qadha al-Sharia and the Majlis-ul-Adl, and run by the Department of Islamic Endowments.
  • He was elected in 1957 to serve as Tripoli’s representative in the Lebanese Parliament.
  • Elected to the position of mufti in North Lebanon and a member of Azhar’s Islamic Research Council.



Between manuscripts and books, there are numerous other works.

Many of Shaykh Nadeem Al-Jasir’s manuscripts—among the most significant—include the following:


The story of Hiran bin Al-Afzaf, a young man who studied monotheism and discussed the truth with local sheikhs, is told in this book from the canon of works on the philosophy of God. From ancient Greece to Islam and the Qur’anic philosophy, Fajid Mu’alim teaches monotheism and the philosophical foundations of divine and human life.


  • Hadith Lailat:

The manuscript was written in 1926 and is a story describing the Assaf of the Turkish soldiers and their ancestors during the First World War.

  • Al-Mujaz fi al-philosophy al-Arabiya.
  • Philosophy of freedom in Islam.
  • Arjuza in the knowledge of inheritance.
  • Alfiya al-Jisr in the knowledge of the principles of jurisprudence.
  • Tradition between progress and reaction, Baghdad, 1965
  • Qur’an and Sunnah in Islamic Education, Cairo, 1967.
  • Islam in Modern Times, Tripoli, 1968
  • Shababana al-Maqqaf between faith and religion, Cairo, 1970.
  • Gharib Al-Qur’an and Similarities, Tripoli, 1974
  • The foundations of Islamic thought.
  • Law of Causation by al-Ghazali, Tripoli, 1985


Books by al-Sheikh on philosophy, national and political philosophy, colonial sermons, the oppression of Ottoman rule, Arabism, and the Palestine conflict. is a section in the social and societal literature about women’s liberation and the mending of social ills. Al-Awjdaniyat, Wataniyat, Wal-Hikma, and Risa’a as a poetry.


And in the year 1400 AH / 1980 AD, may God have mercy on him, he was buried in al-Jaami al-Mansoori al-Kabir in Tripoli, and buried in the family tombs in Bab al-Raml in Tripoli.

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