Archive for June, 2008

June 22nd, 2008 - 4:57 pm § in Hadith, Scholarship

Family Tree: Shah Waliullah and Knowledge

Salam. Inshallah I hope to be travelling soon, and may not get a chance to update the series of biographies of Indian hadith scholars we have been posting recently. The aim of the series was to make mention of those ulema who came after Shah Waliullah but before the solidifying of the Barelwi/Deoban[...]

June 16th, 2008 - 4:42 am § in Scholarship

Sh. Mamluk Ali (Ustadh al-Kull)

Sh.Mamluk Ali(Adapted from al-Durr al-Thamin p.89-90)He is Abu Yaqub, Mamluk Ali ibn Sh. Ahmad Ali bin Ghulam Sharaf al-Tabib Ibn Sh. Abdullah al-Tayyib al-Siddiqi al-Nanotwi, one of the major and well known teachers in his time, described as ‘Ustadh al-Kull’. He traces his lineage back to Qasim[...]

June 15th, 2008 - 6:50 am § in Scholarship

Sh. Badr Ali Shah

Sh. Badr Ali Shah(Adapted from al-Dur al-Thamin p.61)He is the Muhaddith, Sayyid Badr Ali Shah, one of the students the great Muhaddith Fadl al-Rahman al-Ganj al-Muradabadi. He was born on the 14th of Shawwal in the year 1238 in the village of Mirfur in the vicinity of Illahabad. He travelled to Egy[...]

June 12th, 2008 - 6:53 am § in Scholarship

Sh. Ahmad Ali al-Saharanpuri

Sh. Ahmad Ali al-Saharanpuri (Adapted from al-Durr al-Thamin p.55-56) Biographers mention that Sh. Ahmad Ali Ibn Lutfullah al-Saharanpuri did not engage in seeking sacred knowledge during his youth, rather he was known to have been more focussed towards sports and leisure activities.It is recorded t[...]

June 11th, 2008 - 6:18 am § in Scholarship

Sh. Fadl al-Rahman al-Ganj al-Muradabadi

Sh. Fadl al-Rahman al-Ganj al-Muradabadi (Adapted from al-Durr al-Thamin p.79-80) He is the Sheikh, most knowledgeable Muhaddith, Fadl al-Rahman Ibn Ahlullah al-Siddiqi, al-Ganj al-Muradabadi born in the year 1208. He took the pattern chained (musalsal) narration of firstness (awwaliyyah) and Mahabb[...]