, this major work contains over 300 biographies of the great luminaries from the sprawling sub-continent region.
The epic persian encyclopaedia on the biographies of the Friends of Allah; namely the
of the previous centuries, is written by one of the greatest scholars of his time, Shaykh Abd al-Haq Muhaddith ad-Dehlawi,
Shaykh as-Shah Abd 'al-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlwi [ d. 1052 H - 1642 CE ] 'alayhi al-rahmah wa'l-ridwan, was born in Delhi, India. His father Saif al-Din, rahmatullahi alayh, was a very pious and intellectual man, and this is a reason why Shah 'Abd-al-Haqq, Rahmatullahi alayh's,
education and breeding was based on similar well founded principles. He
was extremely fond of education and had a particular zest for learning
from a very young age. Many hours of the day and the night were spent in
reading and writing.
After gaining his education in India, he was
directed towards the Haramayn, Makkah in 996H. He stayed there for
approx 3 and a half years, in which he attained his knowledge of Ahadith and also wrote numerous books. Some of the works and commentaries he authored are listed below :
---Akhbar al Akhyar, Biographies of the Awliya-Allah,
---Ashat al-Lama'at, sharh Mishkat Shareef, Commentary of Mishkat Sharif,
---Imaan e Kamil, Perfection of faith,
---Madarij ul-Nabuwwah, Biography of the Prophet, ﷺ,
---Tariqh i Haqqi, History based on actual reality,
---Takmil al-Iman, Beliefs of the Sunni Muslims, (in Farsi),
---Ashura, A small work regarding the day of Ashoora,
---Ta'ide Hanafi Madhhab, regarding the Hanafi school of thought,
---Taaruf Fiqh o Tasawwuf, Regarding those who criticise Tasawwuf,
---Zubdat al-Asaar Talkhees Bahjat-ul-Asraar,
---Sharh Futuh al-Ghayb, Commentary of the Revelations of the Unseen,
---Mawlid al-Rasul al-A'zam, The Birth of the Beloved Prophet, ﷺ,
---Tariqh al-Madinah, History of Madinah al-Munnawarah.
Shah 'Abd-al-Haqq, rahmatullahi alayh, passed away at the age of 96, and is buried near the shrine of Khawaja Qutb al-Din Bakhtyar Kaki, rahmatullahi alayh, in Delhi, India.
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