Life of Shah Waliyullah


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Author: G.N.Jalbani
Publisher: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf
Year: 1993
Pages: 92
Printed: Pakistan
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 116gr.
Description: Shah Waliyullah received his early education from his illustrious father, who was his teacher as well as his spiritual guide. Being a precocious child with a retentive memory he committed the Holy Quran to memory at an early age of 7 years. On the death of his father in I 13 I A.H. when he was hardly 17 years old he started teaching in his father’s Madrassa Rahimiya and carried on the work for 12 years when he left for Arabia for higher studies. He was a brilliant scholar; during fourteen months’ stay in Makkah and Madina he came into contact with the outstanding teachers al Hijaz. His favorite teacher was Sheikh Abu Tahir bin Ibrahim of Madina, from whom he obtained his Sanad (Degree) in Hadith (Tradition). The Sheikh was an erudite scholar, possessing encyclopedic knowledge. Shah Waliyullah benefited much from him too and speaks highly of his piety, independence of Judgment and scholarly talents.
During his stay at Makkah, Shah Waliyullah had a dream in which the Holy Prophet commanded him to work for the organization and emancipation of the Muslim community in the subcontinent. He, therefore, returned to Delhi on July 9, 1732 and started his work in real earnest. His was an uphill task in a period when Muslim India was passing through the most critical phase of its history and its entire social, political, economic and spiritual fabric was torn to pieces. On his arrival in Delhi, he started training pupils in diverse branches of Islamic learning and entrusted them with the missionary work of enlightening people with the true nature of Islam. He embarked upon the task of producing standard works on Islamic learning and, before his death in 1762, completed a large number of outstanding works on Islam.

Weight .120 kg