Zakariyyā Kāndhalawī Sahāranpūrī
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, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Ḥadīt̲h̲ Mawlānā Muḥammad , an Indian traditionist and influential member and ideologist of the Tablīg̲h̲ī D̲j̲amāʿat [q.v.], d. 1982. He was related by birth to the leaders of this movement and closely linked with them.

Born in his ancestral village of Kāndhala in what was then the United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh), he was educated in esoteric religious studies at the seminary in Sahāranpūr [q.v.], which was affiliated to the school of Deoband [q.v.], under the direction of his father. He also had K̲h̲alīl Aḥmad Ambat̲h̲awī as his teacher of ḥadīt̲h̲ and as spiritua…

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Gaborieau, M., “Zakariyyā Kāndhalawī Sahāranpūrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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