ʿAbd al-Ḥayy
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, Abu ‘l-Ḥasanāt Muḥammad , the son of Mawlawī ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm, an Indian theologian of the Ḥanafī school, associated with the famous seminary of Farangī Maḥall, Lucknow, was born at Bānda in Bundelkhand in 1264/1848. He studied with his father and another scholar till the age of seventeen, when he began to assist his father as a teacher. He twice made the pilgrimage to Mecca, where he met the Muftī Aḥmad b. Zaynī Dahlān [q.v.], from whom he obtained id̲j̲āza for a large number of works. He wrote glosses and annotations on a large number of text-books current in the Indian madrasas, besides …

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Inayatullah, Sh., “ʿAbd al-Ḥayy”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0090>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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