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Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh
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, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ (d. 1965), pioneer in the education of Muslim women in the Indian subcontinent.

He was born on 21 June 1874, in a Kas̲h̲mīrī Sāsan (Hindu) Brahman family in the village of Bhān Tani (district of Punch in Kas̲h̲mīr valley). Being a Hindu at birth, he was named Thākur Dās. His father, Mehta Gormukh Sing̲h, was a local landlord. According to the traditions of his Kas̲h̲mīrī Brahman family, his basic education in Persian was initiated under the tutorship of Ḳāḍī Ḳuṭb al-Dīn Kas̲h̲mīrī. Later, he was admitted to the maktab of Miyān Niẓām al-Dīn Wazīr; there he was taught the S̲h̲āh-nāma…

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Ansari, Ghaus, “Muḥammad ʿAbd 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 04 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8841>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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