has anyone heard of this shaykh? i always thought he was affiliated with the salafis, because they have translated some books by him. two things make me doubt this though:
1. he was born and raised in Mauritania, which is maliki
2. his son is maliki according to htspub.com:
"One of the sons of Imaam Muhammad al-Amin ash-Shanqiti, Imaam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan is from Mauritania and spent much of his adult life being educated in the Arabian Peninsula. He has a firm and solid foundation in the Maaliki madhhab but also holds intimate knowledge of the Hanbali madhhab, the dominant fiqh of the Peninsula."
but then i read this:
and was left slightly confused.
the reason i ask is because Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi recommended his tafsir of the Qur'an, and stated that he wished it could be translated into English.