al-Dihlawī, S̲h̲āh Walī Allāh
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, the popular name of Ḳuṭb al-dīn aḥmad abu’l-fayyāḍ , a revolutionary Indian thinker, theologian, pioneer Persian translator of the Ḳurʾān, and traditionist, the first child of the 60-year-old S̲h̲āh ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-ʿUmarī of Dihlī, by his second wife, was born in 1114/1703 at Dihlī, four years before the death of Awrangzīb. A precocious child, he memorized the Ḳurʾān at the early age of seven and completed his studies with his father, both in the traditional and rational sciences, at the age of fifte…

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Bazmee Ansari, A.S., “al-Dihlawī, S̲h̲āh Walī Allāh”, 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 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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